How the Black Death Came To Norway On A Ghost Ship


Ambulance men of Florence, Italy, carrying a patient on a stretcher whilst wearing masks to ward off the plague. Hulton Archive / Getty Images

In the 1300s, the Black Death sprang up in central Asia and swept across continents, killing millions. Quarantines became common as various nations sought safety in isolation, and some met with more success than others. Norway may have staved off the plague for years, were it not for a mysterious ghost ship -- listen in to learn more.