Latest topics
» Scientists solve 'missing matter' mystery
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 8:46 am by PurpleSkyz

» POOPness for MAY 27: MIDWEEK ZAP CRAP
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 8:28 am by PurpleSkyz

» FULL (of it) Benjamin blablabla Fulford 5-25-20… Khazarian Mafia’s COVID-19 Power Grab Fails, Bill Gates Now a Dead Man Walking
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 8:13 am by PurpleSkyz

» Study: Cannabis plant contains molecules that are 30 times more effective at reducing inflammation than aspirin
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 8:06 am by PurpleSkyz

» Time Reversals & Parrallel Universes…In Antarctica – By Joseph P. Farrell Ph.D
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 8:03 am by PurpleSkyz

» So… the tracing app is voluntary, but you can’t go out without it?
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 8:01 am by PurpleSkyz

» 5G from the guy installing it
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 7:58 am by PurpleSkyz

» Narwhal sounds, new research
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 7:53 am by PurpleSkyz

» Alan Watts ~ How To Clean Up Your Neagative Karma
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 7:46 am by PurpleSkyz

» Dr. Steven (struggling to stay relevant) Greer with MUFON Director Jan Harzan
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 7:44 am by PurpleSkyz

» #QTard Drama Theater - QAnon 8kun-Russia Fail/Cuomo Immunity [Brennan] plus MORE
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 7:42 am by PurpleSkyz

» Sun Blasts Out a Solar Flare & Coronal Mass Ejection
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 7:38 am by PurpleSkyz

» Dave (the Douchebag) ScHmIdT thinks putting out daily videos by Meta1 is being quiet!!! What a Dumb Bunny he is!!!
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 3:49 am by RamblerNash

» Dave Schmidt (Meta 1 Coin) Did The Currency Buyers Drop Dave As Their Spokesman?
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 3:37 am by RamblerNash

» Dave Schmidt (Meta 1 Coin Fraud) Says There Is A Fourth Person To Release The Currency Exchange!
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyToday at 3:30 am by RamblerNash

» FINALLY! 1st CROP CIRCLE 2020 - Folks must be sneaking out of lockdown!
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyYesterday at 1:53 pm by PurpleSkyz

» #QTard Drama Theater - Full-scale [DS] attack. All assets deployed! plus MORE
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyYesterday at 12:47 pm by PurpleSkyz

» UFO CONTACT CASES - Michael Schratt on the Richard Dolan Show
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyYesterday at 11:59 am by PurpleSkyz

» Social Distancing: Based On Computer Model Created by 15-Year-Old, Not Science
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyYesterday at 11:45 am by PurpleSkyz

» Bad-clown Rising - Quarrel at Goblin Creek
Ancient Urns or Drinking Vessels for Giants? Behind the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos EmptyYesterday at 11:44 am by PurpleSkyz







***********

CLICK THE SUBSCRIBE BUTTON BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER

A 2ND EMAIL COMPLETES THE ACTIVATION PROCESS




CLICK THE PURPLE BUTTON TO VIEW OUR LATEST POSTS







You are not connected. Please login or register

OUT OF MIND » DISCLOSURE » 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