History Uncovered

Episode 4 - Plague & Pestilence - Siege of Kaffa

June 8, 2020

In early 1346, Mongol forces were already three years into their siege of the Crimean port city of Kaffa when their soldiers started coming down with a deadly disease. The sick fell quickly, suffering high fevers and grotesque inflammation, and vomiting blood before dying. 

Listen to learn about the siege of Kaffa, which may have been the origin of the Black Death in Europe.



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