August 13, 2015

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Filed under: Bodies, China, bodies everywhere! — acagle @ 7:13 pm

A Pompeii of China? Archaeologists discover heartbreaking remains of mum who died protecting her baby boy from an earthquake

Archaeologists have discovered the skeletal remains of a mum who died trying to protect her child.

Anthropologists studying the Lajia archaeological site in Minhe County, in north-west China’s Qinghai Province, came across the mother and her son while unearthing a large-scale burial caused by a devastating earthquake some 4,000 years ago.

Some really nice photos. They don’t appear to have been staged (that is, excavated, removed, cleaned, and then repositioned) and if not someone did a fabulous job excavating them.

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