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Researchers Reveal Major Epidemics in Roman Times, Such as the Plague of Justinian, Were Caused by Cold Snaps

Scientists have reconstructed temperature and rainfall records for the region of the Roman Empire between 200 BC and 600 AD using sediment cores from the southern Italian coast. This new study gives us the first high-resolution climate record for the heart of the Roman world during crucial centuries of its rise and fall. The researchers, […]