Ancient Mysteries That Still Baffle Scientists Today

Laos’ Plain of Jars

In the northern part of Loas, in the Xieng Khuang province, the region is dotted with mysterious, over-sized stone jars that are more than 2,000 years old. In fact, there are as many as 90 different plains of jars in the region and each one has from a handful up to 400 individual jars. The jars are strikingly similar to each other…carved from sandstone and measuring between one and three meters in diameter. There are more variations in the height of the stone jars.

In the 1930, French researcher Madeleine Colani theorized that the jars were linked to ancient, prehistoric funeral and burial practices and rituals. Subsequent excavations by Japanese archeologists seemed to support this idea because human remains were discovered near the jars. Sadly, many of the ancient jars were damaged or destroyed during wars that raged through the area in the 1960s and 1970s. Today, many of the Plain of Jars sites are off limits to researchers because the region still has an abundance of unexploded land mines.

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