Many of us may have found an unpleasant year in their own lives, but experts would not agree with you. Which year was the worst for humanity?
Humanity has been experiencing many unpleasant years, for example, from 1941 to 1945, they were extremely cruel. Or in 1918, when a flu pandemic killed 100 million people. But none of them got the title of the worst year. The worst years in the history of mankind is reportedly in 536th year. Why the hell?
The worst year was 536
Historian and archeologist Harvard, Michael McCormick, wrote with his colleagues the work and the magazine Science Magazine said that while at the time humanity suffered only "ordinary" wars and did not endanger the pandemic, 536 was the worst for humanity. For 10 years, Justinian the Great was the Byzantine emperor, but it was not the cause of the accident.
In 536, the blue sky shone a strange fog, the sun's rays could not pass through it, and the temperature went crazy. The following year, during the summer in China, snow fell, crops did not grow, long periods of extreme drought, and people were starving. Historians wrote that it seemed as though the sun's eclipse had been running all the time.
The cause was volcanic activity
Experts believe that it is responsible for extreme volcanic activity that caused short but serious global cooling. How did scientists come to this conclusion? They allowed them to analyze glaciers at the borders between Switzerland and Italy. Glacieri are an extremely rich source of archaeological data. Volcanic embankments in the glacier show that the eruption occurred not only in 536, but four years later, which further extended the suffering of mankind.
But everything has changed to 640. Lead lead traces have been discovered in the glacier, which means that people began to extract ores and get silver from them. That is why 660 and 695 were another milestone, and people began to produce silver coins. Although this is not a significant step, it has marked good news for mankind. This meant that the economy was slow, but it slowly rose to the feet, and improvements only took place over several decades.
But these events led to another tragedy, to the Black Sea. Air pollution with lead and other substances as a result of drainage led to pandemic plague plague between 1349-1335.
It's really fascinating, everything that can be learned from a piece of iceberg and so much so that it changes the future of all humanity.