The year is 1645. The most virulent strain of the Bubonic Plague has immobilized Edinburgh, Scotland, claiming the lives of more than half the city's population. The area hardest hit: Mary King's Close on High Street, a busy thoroughfare and lively 17th century street of pubs, shops and residences. Cries of suffering have replaced the friendly chatter and the pungent aroma of tea and scones, with the less inviting stench of death.
Myth, up to now, had it that the Close was "enclosed," with its inhabitants buried alive in the process, so as not to contaminate the rest of the town - a ghastly blight on Edinburgh's history. New research reveals a less grisly story: that the term "enclosed" refers instead to its quarantine status rather than its demise.
Like other answerers have said it sounds like you are talking aobut Mary King's Close. The legends say that they were sealed off in the Close to prevent the spread of the plague, but that has never been extensively proved. It was a lot more atmopsheric & creepy down there before they opened it as a full scale tourist attraction.
This article contents is post by this website user, EduQnA.com doesn't promise its accuracy.
More Questions & Answers...