Foot Fungus found in Medieval Portuguese Cemetery

In an unassuming cemetery in Estremoz, southern Portugal, archaeologists found over 100 burials dating to the 13th to 15th centuries AD. One middle-aged man, however, had a hole in his head and clear evidence of disease in his left foot. Their diagnosis? A foot fungus that has never been seen in Medieval Europe before.

The skeleton in question was studied by biological anthropologists Ana Curto and Teresa Fernandes.

 

You can read the original article in Forbes.

Foot Fungus found in Medieval Portuguese Cemetery
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