During the last two millennia, several plague epidemics are known to have taken place in different parts of the globe, mainly in the the Near East and Europe.
Dos dois últimos milénios conhecem-se várias epidemias de peste em diversas regiões do globo, principalmente no Próximo Oriente e na Europa.
Michael Sweerts (1618-1664)-'plague in ancient city'-oil on canvas
Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904)-'Belzunc making a vow to the Sacred Heart during the plague in Marseilles'-oil on canvas1854 Private collection
Carlo Coppola ( -ca 1672)-'the marketplace in Naples during the plague of 1656'-oil on canvas
Arnold Böcklin-'plague'- tempera on wood Basel-Kunstmuseum
Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665)-'the plague of Ashdod'-oil on canvas1631 Paris-Musée du Louvre