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More mysterious jars of the dead unearthed in Laos

May 20, 2019 - General

ANU Archaeologists have discovered 15 new sites in Laos containing more than one hundred 1000-year-old massive stone jars possibly used for the dead.

Jar in Xiengkhouang Province, Laos [Credit: ANU]The jars of Laos are one of archaeology’s enduring mysteries. Experts believe they were related to disposal of the dead, but nothing is known about the jars’ original purpose and the people who brought them there. 

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