Smallpox had reached northern Europe by the Viking Age.
As we’re now globally preoccupied with the Corona/Covid virus, a question popped into my head about possible analogies in the early medieval period. I did not have an immediate answer ready, but then I noticed this Twitter thread. Same question. A fascinating answer!
From archaeological digs in Great Britain and Scandinavia to Sicily.
What are Viking Age tapestries? Why hasn’t anyone told us about these textiles before?