Latest topics
» Happy Fathers Day - 2019
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 12:35 pm by ReneGade

» What the Deep State Fears Most – Dr. Dave Janda
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 8:24 am by PurpleSkyz

» All you need to know: June solstice 2019
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 8:18 am by PurpleSkyz

» Julian Assange - Thrown To The Wolves As An Example To Other Whistleblowers
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 8:00 am by PurpleSkyz

» The Most Comprehensive 5G Exposé: The Ultimate Weapon of Depopulation
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 7:54 am by PurpleSkyz

» Howitzers of Light come to the fore
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 7:44 am by PurpleSkyz

» Benjamin Fulford 6-17-19… “Zionist meltdown as Oman tanker stunt fails yadayadablablabla”
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 7:41 am by PurpleSkyz

» Family Gets Flipped Off by Monkey Who Grabbed Camera for Selfie
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 12:28 am by PurpleSkyz

» Its happening AGAIN - More than 2 MILES of coastal water vanishes!
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 12:23 am by PurpleSkyz

» Mufon case 101069 - Photographer took image of holographic anomalies from a parallel universe?
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 12:21 am by PurpleSkyz

» U.S. Moonbase In 2024 - NASA's Plan for Lunar Stepping Stone to Mars
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 12:18 am by PurpleSkyz

» Magic Mushrooms Could Replace Antidepressants Within 5 Years
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 12:14 am by PurpleSkyz

» Owner Of Japanese Oil Tanker Says U.S. Is Giving False Information About Gulf Attack
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 12:11 am by PurpleSkyz

» Massive Power Outage: Argentina, Paraquay, Uruguay
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 12:08 am by PurpleSkyz

» Full Moon In Sagittarius: Expansive Inspiration
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 12:06 am by PurpleSkyz

» POOPness for JUNE 16: ZAP SCAMKOWSKI Only
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyYesterday at 11:41 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Graphic for June 16, 2019
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyYesterday at 3:13 pm by ReneGade

» UFO News ~ Giant Disk Seen Near Sun On NASA Images plus MORE
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyYesterday at 2:33 pm by PurpleSkyz

» New footage offers clear views of Area 51
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyYesterday at 2:32 pm by PurpleSkyz

» WikiLeaks’ Assange Says His Life at Stake in Extradition Fight
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyYesterday at 2:01 pm by PurpleSkyz

» New Series: In Plain Sight - Gigi Young
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyYesterday at 1:58 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Ancient Anomalies Academia Cannot Explain
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyYesterday at 1:22 pm by PurpleSkyz


PLEASE VISIT
CannaBananaDaze
www.cannabananadaze.com


CBD/THC OIL INFO
GROWING TIPS & MORE


ONLY NATURES MAGIC

ONLY NATURES MAGIC
Featuring Homemade Herbal Salves Made in the Ozarks
https://onlynaturesmagic.com


Holistic Alternative
Health Care
by Bridgette Lyn Dolgoff


Health (Mental, Emotional, Physical & Spiritual), Nutrition (Nutrient, Diets, Illness, Pain), Energy Medicine (Energy Fields, Body, Spirit), Structural Medicine (Bones, Tissues, Patterns, Memory) and more For People, Animals, Communities, Environments, Personal and Business
www.https://coe-llc.com




You are not connected. Please login or register

OUT OF MIND » GALACTIC AWARENESS » HISTORIES MYSTERIES » Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos

Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

PurpleSkyz

PurpleSkyz
Admin
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos


Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos 42-20485534.jpg__1072x0_q85_upscale


Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos Plain-jars-laos-dusk.jpg__1072x0_q85_upscale



A grassy area studded with hulking, 2,000-year-old jars provides a surreal sight as well as an archeological puzzle


By Michele Lent Hirsch
smithsonian.com
June 3, 2015



Stonehenge inspires awe, but there’s an even more mysterious ancient scene in Laos. The Plain of Jars consists of thousands of prehistoric stone vessels scattered over hundreds of square kilometers near Phonsavan, in the northeastern part of the country—a hilly area, despite the “plain” in the name. The huge jars form a surreal sight—some are up to ten feet tall and weigh several tons. It’s an archeological wonder that experts still haven’t pinned down. 

French archeologists began puzzling over the vast display in the early 20th century. One, Henri Parmentier, who visited in 1923, found that although the contents of many of the jars had already been plundered, a typical one might contain one or two black pots, one or two hand axes, a “bizarre object” he concluded was a lamp, glass beads, drilled carnelian beads, earrings of stone or glass, bronze bells, and “frequently the debris of human bones.” Yet another French archeologist, Madeleine Colani, is credited with providing much of the early information about the site after conducting field research there in the 1930s and writing a tome called The Megaliths of Upper Laos—which, according to the New York Times, is a “719-page, two-volume hardcover available only in French.”
Archeologists say that the structures, some of which date back to 2,000 years ago, may be burial-related, though one oft-reported local legend declares that “a tribe of giants used them as wine chalices to celebrate a great victory."



Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos He003894.jpg__1072x0_q85_upscale

Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos 42-15934133.jpg__1072x0_q85_upscale

Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos 42-22727700.jpg__1072x0_q85_upscale


The jars are mostly undecorated, but some feature carved human figures or faces. There are circular stone discs near the jars, thought to be lids, and these, according to UNESCO, “are also sometimes carved with representations of humans, tigers or monkeys.” Similar creations exist elsewhere, including in a part of India 600 miles away, but it’s still unclear exactly which civilization made the ones in Laos.
More recently, UNESCO has classified the area as a tentative addition to the World Heritage List, “important but imperiled.” Indeed, there’s another layer of history aside from the ancient puzzle. In the 1960s and 70s, during the Indochina war, American forces dropped more than 2 million tons of bombs on Laos—and the Plain of Jars area is still pocked with craters formed by those explosions. The region still includes unexploded bombs, land mines and other unexploded weapons, and, as the craters reveal, is “one of the most heavily bombed places on the planet.”
Despite the military attacks, the mysterious works have survived. And Plain of Jars is still northeastern Laos’ most popular tourist attraction, with visitors staying along carefully marked safety paths as they marvel at this ancient, unsolved wonder.


Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos Plain-jars-laos-cracked.jpg__1072x0_q85_upscale


Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos Plain-jars-solo-cracked.jpg__1072x0_q85_upscale


Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/ancient-urns-or-drinking-vessels-giants-behind-laos-mysterious-plain-jars-180955462/#LbXGQX2bWiAj4oTQ.99
Give the gift of Smithsonian magazine for only $12! http://bit.ly/1cGUiGv
Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter



Thanks to: http://www.smithsonianmag.com
and: http://shatteringthematrix.com



  

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum