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A Hazy Shade of Winter

Rebecca Stott tells the remarkable story of 536 AD - the year the sun 'disappeared' and the devastating pandemic that followed.

"Once in a blue moon," writes Rebecca Stott, "new technologies become available that make it possible to open up ancient, long-shelved historical mysteries."
Rebecca tells how modern science has explained the events of 536 AD when the sun 'disappeared' and a devastating pandemic followed.
And she ponders what scientists - hundreds of years from now - will be able to tell about our current pandemic and our environmental crisis.

Producer: Adele Armstrong

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9 minutes

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Sun 26 Jul 2020 08:48

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  • Fri 24 Jul 2020 20:50
  • Sun 26 Jul 2020 08:48

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