August 5, 2020

The Triumph of Death

How China’s Northern Song Dynasty Contained Plague Outbreaks

By Vibrant Dot Staff Plagues have often wrecked havoc since ancient times. While some nations perished during these calamities, others survived. Here are some historic accounts from China’s Northern Song Dynasty detailing how people back then dealt with the outbreaks. According to the History of Song, one of the official Chinese historical works, a major

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