Plain of Jars reveals ancient burials

Researchers from Australia and Laos has uncovered burials on the Plain of Jars, dated back to the Iron Age, some 2,500 years ago. The Plain of Jars, located in the central Lao province of Xieng Khouang (Laos). Massive stone jars have been found there, some weighing up to 10 metric tons. They have  been dragged eight to 10 kilometres from a quarry site and set up in groups.

Jars found at the site (by
Jars found at the site (by Voice of America)

About 100 sites each contain between one to 400 stone jars. The latest field work uncovered an ancient burial ground with more than 300 stone jars, stone discs and markers. Excavations uncovered varied burial methods, including burials of whole bodies, the burying of bundled bones and bones placed inside ceramic vessels and buried.

Inhumation burial found at the site (by Voice of America)
Inhumation burial found at the site (by Voice of America)

(after Voice of America)

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