Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos

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The Plain of Jars in central Laos is one of most mysterious and misunderstood places. It is a large area extending around Phonsavan from the southwest to the northeast. One of the most bizarre archaeological collections, appearing in clusters and ranging from a single jar to several hundred. These containers were created by a people of a megalithic iron-age culture and probably served as burial urns. The jars have been fashioned from solid stone, most from a tertiary conglomerate known as molasse and a few from granite. They are huge, up to nine feet tall, the largest weighing 14 tons.

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