In 430 BCE, a plague swept through ancient Athens, killing thousands. It eventually claimed even the great Pericles. But what was it? In 1994, a group of historians and scientists banded together to find out, starting with the skull of one little girl.
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Allison McCook. "Q&A: Facing the past: Manolis Papagrigorakis." Scientific American Nature 471, no. 35 (03 March 2011): 35.
Charles Alexander Robinson. Athens in the Age of Pericles. University of Oklahoma Press, 1959.
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)