Could 25 medieval skeletons help to eradicate the Bubonic plague?

Stream Return of the Black Death on BBC Select

The discovery of 25 medieval skeletons in London could shatter the myths around the Bubonic plague and explain why it was so devastating in the past. While the disease is far less prevalent today, it still exists and still takes lives.

This fascinating documentary reveals how these ancient corpses could hold the key to understanding and possibly even eradicating this terrible disease.

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