The London’s plague pits map that shows where the Black Death victims got buried

Overcrowded, dirty and awash with sewage…it’s hardly surprising that the bubonic plague flourished in the crowded streets of London. Over 15% of London’s population was wiped out between 1665 and 1666 alone, or some 100,000 people in the space of two years. But where did all these bodies go?

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Louise the Unfortunate’s grave at Natchez City Cemetery – Mississippi

The interesting headstones and epitaphs in Mississippi’s Natchez City Cemetery teach visitors about the area’s pioneering families. The cemetery was established in 1822, at which time many bodies were moved from older burial grounds, including those on plantations. More or less curious local character are buried there, including the little Florence Irene Ford and the victims of a 1908 huge explosion, commemorated by the so-called Turning Angel. However, there is one headstone that raises only questions, that of a woman locally known as “Louise the Unfortunate”. Her headstone bears no…

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