This is one of the most deadly diseases in human history goes back more than 2500 years. First disease appeared in Egypt in the IV century BC. The earliest description of its Greek did Rufus from Ephesus. Since that time the plague every five to ten years then flew on one continent, then on the other.
Ancient Near Eastern Chronicle noted came in 639 year drought, during which the land became barren and terrible famine came. It was a year of dust storms. Winds drove dust, like ashes, and therefore the whole year was called ashen. Read the rest of this entry »