A group of international scientists using DNA analysis decided to find out the cause of the death of the Aztecs. It turned out that the cause of the tragedy was the typhus epidemic.
The research lasted a year, as it was necessary to collect the necessary materials from the remnants of people found during excavations.
Then, 30 skeletons of the ancient tribes were studied in the laboratories. After that the experts were able to draw definitive conclusions. Salmonella bacteria, which causes a fatal illness, have become the cause of the mass extinction of the indigenous population of Mexico.
Then, after the epidemic, 18 million people died, but so far, scientists could not accurately name the cause of the extinction. Only with the help of special equipment, they managed to clarify one more page in the history of ancient civilizations.