Tag Archives: LA – Megalithic Jar Sites in Xiengkhuang – Plain of Jars

Laos jars are slowly revealing their secrets; Louise Shewan, Dougald O’reilly & Thonglith Luangkhoth; Phys.org

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Researchers solve more of the mystery of Laos megalithic jars; Phys.org

New research conducted at the UNESCO World Heritage listed ‘Plain of Jars’ in Laos has established the stone jars were likely placed in their final resting position from as early as 1240 to 660 BCE.

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What the Plain of Jars in Laos tells us about disaster risk management in the era of coronavirus; Montira Unakul; SCMP

What the Plain of Jars in Laos tells us about disaster risk management in the era of coronavirus…

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View of Plain of Jars, World Heritage Site in Laos; Xinhua

Photo taken on Nov. 3, 2020 shows the sunset view of the Plain of Jars, a megalithic archaeological landscape in Xieng Khuang province, Laos. The Plain of Jars, formally called the Megalithic Jar Sites, was officially inscribed on the World Heritage List at a meeting of the World Heritage Committee held in Baku, Azerbaijan, on July 10, 2019. The Plain of Jars is named for the more than 2,100 tubular-shaped megalithic stone jars that are believed to have been used for funerary practices in the Iron Age, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. (Photo by Kaikeo Saiyasane/Xinhua)

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These Huge Ancient Jars In Laos Left Experts Baffled – Until A Chilling Theory For Their Use Emerged; Suzi Marsh; Scribol

Laos is home to thousands of ancient jars – and experts believe they served a grim purpose In a remote corner of northeastern Laos, far from the well-trodden backpacking trail, a strange sight lurks in Southeast Asia’s Annamite Mountains. Across hundreds of square miles of hilly terrain, thousands of mysterious stone containers have been scattered.

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Cooperating to Save Laos’ Plain of Jars; Kamonrat Chayamarit; The Diplomat

With disaster management efforts just now underway, the Plain of Jars is an important example of safeguarding World Heritage.

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Mystical ‘Plain of Jars’ gets World Heritage recognition; NST

THE mystical archeological location known as the ‘Plain of Jars’ in the Xieng Khuang province received official certification as a World Heritage site recently.

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The newest Unesco World Heritage sites worth visiting; New Zealand Herald

Unesco officials recently added 29 sites to the collection of World Heritage Sites.

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Mysterious ‘Plain of Jars’ may be the burial place for thousands of dead babies and children, experts say; James Rogers; Fox News

The mysterious ‘Plain of Jars’ in Laos has long been a source of fascination to archaeologists and is now revealing more of its grisly secrets.

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Three Southeast Asian sites added to the Unesco World Heritage list; Noel Tan; SEAArch

Three sites from Southeast Asia were added into the Unesco World Heritage list earlier this month at the World Heritage Committee meeting in Azerbaijan earlier this month – The Plain of Jars in Laos, Bagan in Myanmar, and the Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto in Indonesia. Here’s a news roundup…

Source: Three Southeast Asian sites added to the Unesco World Heritage list | SEAArch – Southeast Asian Archaeology

Lao province calls for tourism investment to tap into new World Heritage; VNA

Mayor of Xieng Khuang province, Laos, Bounton Chanthaphone has called for both domestic and foreign investors to develop tourism in the province to tap into the Plain of Jars, which was named a World Heritage site by UNESCO earlier this month.

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Four more sites in Lancang-Mekong sub-region added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List; People’s Daily Online

During its 43rd session in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, the United Nation…

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Researchers Uncover Another 100 Ancient ‘Jars of Laos’; Greg; The Daily Grail

The mysterious ‘Plain of Jars’ in Laos remains one of the enigmatic ancient sites in the world – but researchers are now beginning to unlock some of its secrets. The thousands of strange stone jars found in the mountains and plains of upper Laos – recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage protected site – …

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Plain of Jars named Laos’ third UNESCO World Heritage site; VNA

The Plain of Jars, a megalithic archaeological landscape in Xiangkhoang Plateau, northeastern Laos, has been named as a new World Heritage site by UNESCO.

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