Here's How The Black Plague Finally Ended

"The church of 40,000 corpses" sounds like the title of a Rob Zombie movie, but it's actually the BBC's description of the Sedlec Ossuary. Located roughly 50 miles east of Prague in the Czech Republic, it houses chalices, ornate wall ornaments, and even a chandelier built from the bones of more than 40,000 skeletons. About 30,000 of those skeletons belonged to people who succumbed to the Black Death during the 14th century. On its own, that's an ungodly number, even for a church. However, it accounts for just a tiny fraction of the plague's total death toll.

The BBC says an estimated 25 million people, over a third of Europe's population, succumbed to the plague. Historian Ole Benedictow provides an even higher estimate, writing that "quite likely around 60 percent" of the populace perished and it was a horrific way to go. People developed intensely inflamed lymph nodes and would vomit or cough copious amounts of blood. Death typically came within two days. Benedictow writes that the plague was unprecedentedly terrible, and argues that contemporary Europeans had actually dubbed it the "terrible death," not the Black Death: The Latin description of the plague, atra mors, lends itself to two interpretations because "atra" translates to both "black" and "terrible."

Eventually, the terrible, black cloud hovering over Europe dissipated, enabling society's long, arduous healing process to begin. But how did the Black Death end?

Honestly, the true answer to the question could be buried in the Sedlec bone church for all anyone knows ... because historians cannot, in fact, tell you how exactly the Black Death died. There are theories worth mentioning, but authoritative sources don't even fully agree on when the Black Death ended. The Science Museum of London, for instance, says it lasted from 1347 to 1351. Benedictow claims it spanned the years 1346 to 1353. Further complicating matters, while the term "Black Death" refers to this relatively limited interval of time, in reality the plague persisted for centuries, ravaging Europe, Northern Africa, the Middle East, and Asia in uneven waves.

The last major plague outbreak, though, occurred in London between 1665 and 1666. Some historians credit advancements in medicine for stemming the spread of the plague. Notably, during the first wave of the Black Death, societies did begin implementing measures such as quarantining patients and isolating people. Others experts view the issue through an evolutionary lens, claiming that genetic changes in the plague bacterium or its carriers broke the cycle of outbreaks.

Per the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, the Black Death marked the emergence of the quarantine. Back then, the word "quarantine," which comes from the Italian term for "40," referred to a precautionary measure imposed by European port cities. Incoming ships had to rest at anchor for 40 days before landing. This was distinct from the practice of isolation, which entailed separating sick people from the healthy. With quarantine, seemingly healthy people who were exposed to the plague had to remain sequestered just in case.

Some locales went to great lengths to keep people away from each other. As noted by the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, "in 1374, [authorities in Italy] declared that every person with plague be taken out of the city into the fields [...] to die or to recover." In 1377, authorities in what is now Dubrovnik, Croatia required anyone arriving from a plague-riddled region to enter quarantine for 30 to 40 days. Additionally, a treatment facility was built outside the city for sick residents and outsiders. Hospitals erected to combat the plague stayed in operation until the 1900s.

The plague never completely kicked the bucket, but it's a shell of its hellish self. Live Science explains that the present-day plague evolved from a less virulent species of bacteria, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, which often causes "mild stomach infections." However, the bacterial strains that brought Europe to the brink of breaking resulted from two mutations. The first alteration cursed the world with Yersinia pestis, which had the capacity to cause pneumonic plague, a nasty lung infection that spread through sneezing or coughing. The second change spawned the bubonic plague that inflamed lymph nodes.

A 2011 DNA analysis of 109 Londoners who died during the Black Death suggests that the bacterial strains responsible for the medieval pandemic went extinct. What changed? Human evolution might have something to do with it. In a 2014 study by a Dutch university, researchers concluded that the Black Death forced affected populations to develop immunity. Watch the video to learn How The Black Plague Finally Ended!


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Samr Absali
Samr Absali:
Who’s here after Black Death officially returned
“Here’s How the plague finally ended: we don’t know” 🙄
Hello Darkness
Hello Darkness:
Who's watching this while quarantine in 2020
Son a
Son a:
who’s here in july of 2020 when it came back
West Fairclough
West Fairclough:
And this plague started in china
Hmm... we just confirmed a black death case.
Napoleonic Weirdo
Napoleonic Weirdo:
Grunge: how the bubonic plague finally ended

2020: very poor choice of words
Ivy Candy
Ivy Candy:
2020: Here’s how the Plague finally ended
2120: Here’s how coronavirus finally ended
It’s crazy that we really about to experience this😕
trayer jack
trayer jack:
Here's a thought: Sanitation was improved, human waste wasn't dumped in the streets and gutters, and and there were efforts to keep rats away from the human population.
it’s worrying that this is in my recommended
Who's here watching after hearing the news? Again the source is China, honestly they should stop eating everything that moves.
Eric Dannug
Eric Dannug:
Who's watching this video because of Coronavirus.

P.S. What movie was that shown on this video?
Jake Lock
Jake Lock:
It isn’t over, June 14, 2020 a squirrel on Colorado has the plague
Just Some Bigfoot With Internet Access
Just Some Bigfoot With Internet Access:
Kim Jong Un: *Grabs gun* "I know how to end any plague"
Apurva Poshiya
Apurva Poshiya:
Next video : Here's how it started again .
Mike Sabbe
Mike Sabbe:
Movie is Season of the Witch if you want to know .
Tim S
Tim S:
I was taught that the reason it petered out was that the rats died from the disease and so many people died that there were fewer people to spread it around. In the video, he says people died in a few days. That means they weren't able to infect as many other people. The wealthy could also flee and isolate themselves so they were less likely to get infected. The poor were unable to distance themselves so most of them got infected.

There was a good side effect of the plague. After it subsided, there was a shortage of laborers so wages went up.
Deathskully Man
Deathskully Man:
Well boys it’s in Inner Mongolia now and we got Corona and its other friend all from China 😷
Captain John
Captain John:
"Bring out cha dead !
Bring out cha dead !! "
Adolpha Selrah
Adolpha Selrah:
By washing their hands and gaining decent hygiene
janna narimane
janna narimane:
"Ring around the rosie pocket full of roses ashes ashes we all fall down"
RaXzY Diego
RaXzY Diego:
Coronavirus: YAYYY it’s a party

Black Death: Hi am I late ?
Fun Fact: we say "bless you" after people sneeze not because your heart skips a beat (that's a myth), but because back during the plague times, if you sneezed, it literally meant you could die very soon, so it's a way of saying "may god bless you with life so you don't die from that sneeze"
Kindly Help Me To Reach 500 subscribers
Kindly Help Me To Reach 500 subscribers:
Thanos: i will wipe half the population
Black death: U sUrE aBoUt ThAt
Eileen Dover
Eileen Dover:
Ahh yes, let’s pray in the skeleton church 🙏🏻
Julia Naylor
Julia Naylor:
The average population of the British Isles was reckoned to over 3 million before the Plague and after less than 1 and half million after.
They returned to the Levitical Law which included separation, quarantine, and washings.
Nicholas Bastardo
Nicholas Bastardo:
I read there was some wacky pope back then that thought cats were evil, he paid ransom apparently for people to kill them hence the mice population exploded & we know mice carried the fleas, anyone else hear of this?
They clearly had their essential
oils, that’s how it died
•sxlky _clxuds •
•sxlky _clxuds •:
Black Death : *hey gurl hey, guess who’s back for more*

Corona : it was my time to shine 🥺
Sir Duck Lip
Sir Duck Lip:

COVID 19: Hi, allow me to introduce my self :D
Miniature Ben
Miniature Ben:
Sees Thumbnail: *SCP-049 IS THAT YOU IN IRL*
Codename Zero
Codename Zero:
This video makes me want to cry cause now I can totally relate what they went through I can feel their pain
A bizarre Matthew シ
A bizarre Matthew シ:
The first time I actually listened and finish a history story
Cyka blyat Simulator
Cyka blyat Simulator:
Plague doctors be like: Ah sh*t, here we go again
Bubonic plague still occurs. The conclusion is incorrect
Scarlett McCall
Scarlett McCall:
did you know they sometimes pooped there pants i'm not lying
Ultimatebae 13
Ultimatebae 13:
Any plague ends when people stop talking about it.
g.b.m 21
g.b.m 21:
Coronavirus : I will finish what you started
William Kimbrell
William Kimbrell:
The black and white film shown is a movie called ‘The Seventh Seal’ from the 50s, which is about a knight’s quest for one redemptive act through a plague-stricken land while his soul is locked in a chess match with Death.
Just watch a doc on this, they tested dna, it’s the same plague that we have today. It has not mutated or gone extinct.
[M E O W]
[M E O W]:
Thanks youtube recommendations! :')

YouTube is the best thing to increase your anxiety~
Who is here because of coronavirus.....???
All in1
All in1:
2020: you sure??
Dark gamer mobile
Dark gamer mobile:
It never ended it still here today
the moors came in and taught everyone how to clean themselves... took some time but it dissipated.
They don't teach you this in school
Hello Bitch
Hello Bitch:
Watch the news rn theres new cases 2020 aint the year 😉
*gross how they made artwork out of skeletal remains☠*
John Brown
John Brown:
This is how you deal with Covid-19, put all infected on island to die or recover.
Miguel Elgueta
Miguel Elgueta:
How Black Plague disappeared?

Darwinism, literally.

Everyone who didn't had the intelligence to be safe, or the immune system strong enough to get over it, died
Kobe Almonte
Kobe Almonte:
Who’s here after hearing it’s back and someone died
Abdul Mahyadi Haris
Abdul Mahyadi Haris:
Next Virus: Rabid Zombies. 😎
Mass Hysteria
Mass Hysteria:
in short they died from drinking toilet water.
Recent Disasters
Recent Disasters:
2020 getting worse
Me to my brain -Don’t worry, remember what carl sagan said, earth is a blue pearl dot
Blue Gaming
Blue Gaming:
Any bad thing from history: *exists*
2020: *I’ll take your entire stock*
Yet people still believe in god and prayer.
Curtis Davies
Curtis Davies:
Coronavirus: This planet is mine! I am the apex virus.
Ebola: Am I a joke to you?
*Bubonic Plague has entered the chat*
Galexia Pop
Galexia Pop:
Finally ended?

Pffft, it's back. 😢
Well it Diddnt end did it because it’s back
Blue Thunderbolt 1003
Blue Thunderbolt 1003:
Imagine how much worse these plagues and viruses will be when flu season hits again.
Um Saif
Um Saif:
Me just watching the video normally in quarantine: :D
Me again at 2:17 : Ahahhhhhh!!Wait, Six..sixteen..SIXTEEN SIXY SIX!!
Jalaludin Cain
Jalaludin Cain:
The term quarantine actually comes from the Arabic term for 40 Arbayeen.. As early Muslim scientists suggested keeping sick patients isolated for 40 days..
40 days being a number used alot in holy scriptures...
The Italians then took that and then obviously the rest of Europe...
Long Jimmies
Long Jimmies:
OmG thE BlAcK DeaTh PreDiCtED COVID-19
Toaster Man
Toaster Man:
So, can we call him Ivan the Black?

hahaha- sorry I’m an idiot I know
Teddy Hiesnberg
Teddy Hiesnberg:
me;lemme watch this
Me after I watch this: ight Imma head out of this planet
Sky McBrayer
Sky McBrayer:
Plague ends:
Corona: alright when do I start?
Kenneth J. Lave
Kenneth J. Lave:
Very interesting:
"The Black Plague ended because the disease-causing bacteria had MUTATED itself out of existence."
Reny Tentoea
Reny Tentoea:
I'm still wondering why this is in my recommended.
——Begin Transmission——
Your location has been breached
—End Transmission——
John J. Sanchez
John J. Sanchez:
Those plague Dr's suits rocked
Heather H
Heather H:
So..... no definitive answer then?
Saraswathi K
Saraswathi K:
the plagues officially back you know the thing that’s going on
Scarlett McCall
Scarlett McCall:
i'm being a plague for halloween
Aztra Roblox
Aztra Roblox:
The Black Plague before: I’ve wiped out more then thanos has The Black Plague now: I’ll be wiping out the universe no biggy
Fun fact: It started in China, actually Wuhan 😂
Bob’s Account
Bob’s Account:
Ironically, It started in China again
Manjusha Gopalakrishnan
Manjusha Gopalakrishnan:
The masked dude was probably like I’ll be back 2020
anonymous any
anonymous any:
"the end"

"2020:promise me I'll change your mind just check the China"
China: guess who's back, back again?
professional retard
professional retard:
2020:hmm which one should I pick so many to choose from
Owen McNee
Owen McNee:
SIKE! A squirrel just got diagnosed with the plague
Andy Anderson
Andy Anderson:
It’s all about immunity. Native populations that suffered introduced diseases from Europe, became immune by natural selection. More interesting in some countries the descendants of the native populations have some of the strongest immune systems in the world now. That’s nature for you.
Shame Full
Shame Full:
Black Death: I'm just about to start!
XxXthegamerXxX unknown
XxXthegamerXxX unknown:
Never did cuz it’s back
Clarence Jones
Clarence Jones:
I always wondered about this someone finally answered
2020: hahaha it's rewind time.
how to apk
how to apk:
And here's how it started
I Like the inclusion of The Seventh seal scenes
Console Fragging
Console Fragging:
Get your facts straight. Quarantine comes from the scientist Ibn Sina. He live long time ago even before the black death and had the understanding that people got sick by micro organisms people couldnt see. HE (and not the italians) came with the measure of arba3in ayam. Which means 40 days of isolation. The Italians took this over and there you go Quarantine.
I live in Prague and I went to that place.(in Czech language it’s called Kostnice)
Sara Roberts
Sara Roberts:
COVID is our version of plague.
Alyzza Cruz
Alyzza Cruz:
when your watching this when there's covid
Gaming gamer bro
Gaming gamer bro:
Comment below ♥️ when will this end *half* of that
Eliyahu Clemente
Eliyahu Clemente:
Why was this in my recommendation during corona virus
Liam Iris
Liam Iris:
People yes more plauge
Yersinia pestis: hold my rice wine
Um Saif
Um Saif:
Me at 3:57 : umm... WEIRD!
abc abc
abc abc:
That mask in the thumbnail is straight out inspiration for all horror films. 😅