The year 2024 is unlikely to be as bad as the year 536, when cataclysmic events struck humanity, which is why historians call it the worst year ever. And he is detained.
We know from the Byzantine historian Procopius that fog obscured the sun for almost the entire year due to volcanic eruptions that began in 536, but continued in series until 540 in North and South America and Iceland. That is why the ash entered the atmosphere, which covered the Sun for a long time. Then came the great global cooling that lasted for years, and this darkness of day destroyed vegetable and fruit crops and agriculture and eventually led to famine.
At the same time, the Plague of Justinian struck the Byzantine Empire (although many date it to the year 541), but it is certain that the epidemic, named after the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, claimed nearly one hundred million victims and may have contributed significantly to its spread. . Fall of the Roman Empire. Due to the rapid spread of the disease, bodies piled up in the streets.
Plague and volcanic eruptions decimated the population so much that the population of the Byzantine Empire fell by about 35-55 percent, to 541.
Other cultures, such as the Peruvian Moxica civilization, which relied primarily on agriculture, were also affected by cold and dark weather. The lack of sunlight and poor harvest have pushed them into crisis.
According to historians, climatic disasters and diseases led to an unprecedented crisis in the year 536. However, researchers studying coins and metals from this dark period have also discovered the first signs of a subsequent economic recovery. Silver coins appeared, indicating the prosperity of trade, and this is a harbinger of humanity returning to its feet despite the circumstances. Something good can always come along, let's hope that's true for 2024 too!