Ancient Mysteries: The Black Death

Overview

Hosted by Leonard Nimoy, this episode of the A&E television series Ancient Mysteries addresses the devastating outbreak of the bubonic plague in the 14th century that eliminated half of Europe's population over the course of three years. The origin of the deadly plague, attempted cures, and reactions to the epidemic are discussed. The modern-day Ebola virus scare is also given significant attention, as striking comparisons are drawn between the potential crisis this disease poses and the historical outbreak ...
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Overview

Hosted by Leonard Nimoy, this episode of the A&E television series Ancient Mysteries addresses the devastating outbreak of the bubonic plague in the 14th century that eliminated half of Europe's population over the course of three years. The origin of the deadly plague, attempted cures, and reactions to the epidemic are discussed. The modern-day Ebola virus scare is also given significant attention, as striking comparisons are drawn between the potential crisis this disease poses and the historical outbreak of the "black death." ~ Carrie Downes
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2005
  • UPC: 733961730005
  • Original Release: 1997
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  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Time: 50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 72,074

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leonard Nimoy Participant
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ancient Mysteries: The Black Death
1. Doomsday [2:28]
2. Outbreak [8:43]
3. God's Plague [8:41]
4. Desperate Cures [7:50]
5. Lechery and Devotion [7:25]
6. The Next Plague? [10:41]
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