Science has analyzed the 10 popular plagues of Moses in the bible and they are:
1. The water turned into blood
It could be due to a plague of red algae that stained the river and that makes the consumption of its waters harmful to health.
2. The frogs
Something similar happened in 1873 in Michigan, where a plague of frogs came out of the lake and invaded nearby towns.
3. Lice and Fleas
It could have been caused by the red algae, which leads to the concentration of insects.
4. The blowflies
It could be a type of fly called a “stable fly”, whose bite can lead to tumors.
5. Sick cattle
It is believed that there was rinderpest that occurred in Asia and travelled to Egypt.
Scientists believe it could have been what we know today as smallpox.
7. Rain of Fire and Hail
3500 years ago, there was an eruption of the Santorini volcano, which could be the explanation of this plague.
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Due to the volcanic eruption, the locusts were able to migrate due to the climate conditions that occurred.
The theories behind this plague maintain that it could be either due to the ash from the eruption, or a solar eclipse.
10. Death of the firstborn
It is believed that the same red algae released deadly toxins that contaminated wheat.
The firstborn was the first to gather the grain.