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Fog, freezing cold, plague, hunger ... 536 was a shocker

Wednesday 21 Nov 18 11:00am

A 72-metre ice core drilled in the Colle Gnifetti Glacier in the Swiss Alps entombs more than 2000 years of fallout from volcanoes, storms, and human pollution


ASK MEDIEVAL historian Michael McCormick what year was the worst to be alive, and he's got an answer: 536.

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