"During the seige of Mecca, the Coptic forces were infected with smallpox ( early germ warfare? ) which killed them in such numbers they fled the battlefield: bringing the deadly plague home with them.( Source: PLAGUE WARS )"
I think you mean specifically the Ethiopian "Copts", not the Copts of Egypt.
posted on 10/18/2003 2:08:37 PM PDT
Egyptian Copts, according to the author. ( Book was Plague Wars - a bit of a "droner" , but worth plowing through. )
posted on 10/19/2003 4:01:19 AM PDT
(So little time - so many FLAMES to light !!)
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