LEPROSY [2018] | CURRENT SITUATION | LIFE IN QUARANTINE IN ANCIENT TIMES

When you visit ruins, you may wonder about the people who lived there before. Usually it’s a town or city, with people of various trades and classes. Over time, some cities were raided by barbarians or soldiers. Others were ruined by natural disasters. Each city has its own history hidden in its stones.

But certain cities (like this one) had a dark reputation. Any one person from here had the mysterious power to scare even an entire army. And he didn’t even need weapons.

This old illustration shows how one person from a similar city entered a neighboring town. Everyone ran away from him. He didn’t even have a weapon. Why did people fear him?

Here two people try to enter a city. The gatekeeper refuses entry. Why?

When this type of people went anywhere, they used wooden clappers to announce their presence. When you heard the clapping, you knew to stay away.

No, the clapper wasn’t a weapon.

This was the weapon …

 

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