The Italian Renaissance Zombies

How’d they get there? Super Syphilis, that’s how. “The streets of Naples in 1495 appeared to be infested with the walking dead. By the later 1500s, the image of a syphilis victim became a bit more posh: makeup covering sores; a powdered, scented wig to conceal hair loss and odor. Sickly, sure, but not quite the Dawn of the Dead.”

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