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Plain of Jars. Source: Pursuit, 20190708

via Pursuit (The University of Melbourne), 08 July 2019: In the light of the recent listing of the Plain of Jars as a World Heritage Site, here is an overview of current research conducted by the Australian National University and the University of Melbourne.

The Laos Plain of Jars joined the UNESCO World Heritage Register in July, with the committee describing the area as “the most prominent evidence of the Iron Age civilisation that made and used them until it disappeared”.

It’s the third World Heritage property in Laos, after Vat Phou and Luang Prabang.

This is a global acknowledgement of the cultural and historic significance of this remarkable collection of sites, but we actually know very little about the people who created them, or even when they were placed.

Source: Saving the secrets of the jars of Laos | Pursuit by The University of Melbourne

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