World history project

By emani sanderson

Black death

The Black Death got in Europe by sea in October 1347 when 12 Genoese trading ships docked at the Sicilian port of Messina after a long journey through the Black Sea. The people who gathered on the docks to greet the ships were met with a horrifying surprise: Most of the people on the ships were dead, and those who were still alive were really sick. They had fevers, unable to keep food down and delirious from pain. Strangest of all, they were covered in mysterious black boils that had blood and pus and gave their illness its name the “Black Death.”