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Pestens tid

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Hidden : 5/25/2005
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Under 1710 och 1711 härjade pesten i Sverige. Den spred sig från Turkiet norrut och kom till Stockholm via Riga i juni 1710. Under vintern ebbade epidemin ut för att ta fart igen under våren 1711.

Åttio procent av de smittade dog inom tre dagar. Den smittade fick hög feber med yrsel och matthet, samt blåsor och stora svarta bölder på kroppen. Det bestämdes att de döda skulle "jordas i backen" utan ceremonier och svepningar.

100000 människor dog under denna period och de som släktforskar får se spåren av epidemin i kyrkans dödböcker.

Detta är pestkyrkogården i Gilbonderyd mellan Orrefors och Älghult.

Gömman är en liten genomskinlig plastburk med brunt lock.

In English

During 1710 and 1711 the plague swept over Sweden. It came from Turkie to Stockholm via Riga in june 1710. During the winter the epidemic paused, and came back in the spring 1711.

Eighty percent of the infected died within tre days; and the infected had high fever with dissiness, weakness, blisters and big black abscess´ on the body. It were decided that the dead were to be buried in the massgraves without ceremonies and winding sheet. 100000 people died durin this period.

This is the plaguecematary in Gilbonderyd between Orrefors and Älghult.

The cache is a small transparent plastic box with a brown lid.

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