Mass Burial in Ellwangen

The BlackDeathNetwork is not only in medieval mass burials, but here is another new discovery, dating to the 16th century from Ellwangen in eastern Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Rescue excavations in the center of the town Ellwangen brought a burial with around 50 deads.  DNA analysis, realized by the Tübingen research group of Johannes Krause, revealed DNA of yersinia pestis.

By now there is only a short newspaper report in German:

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Rainer Schreg (2014, September 16). Mass Burial in Ellwangen. The Black Death Network. Retrieved April 19, 2024, from

Rainer Schreg

archaeologist professor in medieval and postmedieval archaeology at Bamberg university

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