The Black Death
- Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy hosts this episode of A&E's "Ancient Mysteries" about the history of the bubonic plague, which devastated Egypt, Asia Minor and Europe for 52 years and killed an estimated 100 million people. The program chronicles the origins of the disease, the attempts to find a cure and how the plague affected daily life. Also examined are the similarities between the Ebola virus and the plague and the potential for another widespread outbreak.