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Did Syphilis Exist in Europe Before Columbus?


There is much discussion about the origin of syphilis, whether it came from the new world, or as some say, proof of the disease existed in skeletons found in Pompeii. Forensic anthropology can reveal evidence of bone pitting that is … Continue reading

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Syphillis Said Found in Pompeii


It has long been believed that syphilis was imported from the Americas.  Finding syphilis in Rome before the new world was discovered sheds doubt on this. Pompeii skeletons reveal secrets of Roman family life Professor Mary Beard, University of Cambridge … Continue reading

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