The Black Death

Updated: 6/16/2021
The Black Death

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  • The Black Death originated in China
  • The Black Death reached the Black Sea and a town called Kaffa through the Silk Road
  • At Kaffa the Muslim Turks and Italian Merchants were at war. The Turks were infected by the Black Death
  • The Turks were dying rapidly from the Black Death so there were few people to fight. the Italians took this as an opportunity to flee on their boats
  • The Italians begun their long journey back home - but, they didn't know that they were infected with the Black Death!!
  • The disease spread from the Italians Merchants to the people of Italy and then, through things like trade, it spread through all of Europe.