Thursday, 22 August 2019

Megalithic Jar Sites in Xiengkhuang – Plain of Jars

Thousands of stone jars are spread through 15 different locations around the upland valleys and the lower foothills of the central plain of the Xiangkhoang Plateau

Plain of Jars
This postcard was sent from Malaysia by SL

The Plain of Jars, located on a plateau in central Laos, gets its name from more than 2,100 tubular-shaped megalithic stone jars used for funerary practices in the Iron Age. This serial property of 15 components contains large carved stone jars, stone discs, secondary burials, tombstones, quarries and funerary objects dating from 500 BCE to 500 CE. The jars and associated elements are the most prominent evidence of the Iron Age civilization that made and used them until it disappeared, around 500 CE. - in:

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