Decoding the Graffiti - The large letters
The large letters tell us about when the Plague came to the village in 1350, and left the village in 1361 when there was severe gales.
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The above words are in their original:
Pestile (n) cia
miseranda ferox violenta
(discessit pestis) superset plebs pessima testis in fine qevent(us) (erat) valid(us)
(...h)oc anno maurus in orbe tonat MCCCLXI
Which translated mean:
There was a plague
1000,three times 100, five times 10,
a pitiable, fierce violent
(plague departed); a wretched populace survives to witness and in the end
a mighty wind, Maurus, thunders in this year in the world, 1361
Note: the words/letters in brackets are missing or indistinguishable on the wall.
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