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What caused the Great Plague?

September 8th, 2016

Episode 1184 of 1333 episodes

Ancient DNA of the bacteria that caused the Great Plague of London in 1665 has been identified for the first time. The findings come from excavations at the Crossrail development. Nicola Stanbridge reports. (Image: skeleton. Credit: BBC)

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