Bones of diseased medieval Britons digitized and exhibited online

A new website was launched yesterday with photo’s of bones of 1,600 medieval Britons. They deceased from a range of terrifying diseases, such as syphilis and leprosy. Some diseases are uncommon today. The gruesome bones shows the importance of keeping these diseases at bay. Their deformed remains are exhibited online as study-material, but f you are fascinated by these macabre specimens you can watch them as well.

More information on:

The digital diseases website

Background information: The Guardian



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