1. The plague probably didn't wipe out the Roman Empire and half the world's population, new study suggests  CNN
  2. An ancient outbreak of bubonic plague may have been exaggerated  Science News
  3. Justinianic plague not a landmark pandemic?  Phys.org
  4. Roman Empire did not fall because of plague, study claims  The Telegraph
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No evidence found to support the narrative that the Justinianic plague killed up to half the population in the sixth century, ushering in the Dark Ages***

Roman Empire not destroyed by plague after all, say historians - Archaeology - Haaretz.com

Archaeological evidence suggests that an epidemic that occurred several centuries before the Black Death didn’t radically change European history.Archaeological evidence suggests that an epidemic that occurred several centuries before the Black Death didn’t radically change European history.

An ancient outbreak of bubonic plague may have been exaggerated | Science News

A bubonic plague which was thought to have wiped out half of the world’s population and helped topple the Roman Empire was far exaggerated by scholars, a new study claims.A bubonic plague which was thought to have wiped out half of the world’s population and helped topple the Roman Empire was far exaggerated by scholars, a new study claims.

Roman Empire did not fall because of plague, study claims

The bacterium that causes the plague emerged relatively recently, as bacterium go. And yet the pandemics it's created have altered the world.The bacterium that causes the plague emerged relatively recently, as bacterium go. And yet the pandemics it's created have altered the world.

How the Plague Reshaped the World | JSTOR Daily

Researchers now have a clearer picture of the impact of the first plague pandemic, the Justinianic Plague, which lasted from about 541-750 CE.

Justinianic plague not a landmark pandemic?