The Black Plague

In October, 1347 the Black Plague also known as the " Black Death" had arrived in Europe by sea. After a seemingly endless journey through the Black sea, 12 trading ships docked at the Sicilian port of Messina. The majority of the sailors were dead on the ship, when people came to greet them. The sailors that were still alive were gravely ill. The people that were gravely ill had fever, and couldn't keep down food, also they were having irrational illusions. They had black boils that were spewing out blood, hence why the call it the "Black Death". Authorities had tried to send back the ships away from the harbor , however they were to late. Over the next five years, the mysterious Black Death would kill more than 20 million people in Europe. That is almost two-third of the continent’s population.