This undated handout photo obtained June 29, 2021 shows an image of the skull bones of the man buried in Rinnukalns, Latvia, around 5,000 years ago. - The plague has ravaged humanity for thousands of years, wiping out as much as half of Europe's population in the Black Death, and scientists have long puzzled over its origins and evolutionary history.Researchers said on June 29, 2021 they had found its first known victim: a hunter-gatherer who lived 5,000 years ago in what is now Latvia, whose remains carried the Yersinia pestis bacteria that causes the disease. (Photo by Dominik GOLDNER / Dominik GOLDNER, BGAEU, Berlin / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO /DOMINIK GOLDNER BGAEU, BERLIN/HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
Um homem caçador-recolector que viveu há mais de cinco mil anos na atual Letónia é a mais antiga vítima conhecida de peste, revelaram, esta terça-feira, investigadores da Universidade de Kiel, na Alemanha.
Homem que viveu há mais de cinco mil anos é a mais antiga vítima de peste