Photo: Mass Plague Graves Found on Venice "Quarantine" Island



Some of the more than 1,500 plague victim bodies recently found on a small Venetian island are seen here.

Workers digging the foundation for a new museum came across the remains on Lazzaretto Vecchio, believed to be the world's first disease quarantine island.

Photograph courtesy Venice Water Authority—Consorzio Venezia Nuova Archive/Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities—NAUSICAA Archive


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