In 2000, archaeologists discovered what is known as China's Pompeii. The Lajia, China, archeological site is located in the Qinghai province in the northwest region of the country. Also referred to as the Pompeii of the East, the discovery made headlines in 2,000 when scientists unearthed skeletons at the site reminiscent of the remains of those killed in the Roman city following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE.
Scientists believe the village was destroyed by a natural disaster. Over a dozen people sought shelter in a Bronze Age building during a mudslide. While they didn't survive, their remains were preserved in situ, or in the exact spot where they died. In addition to the skeletons, archaeologists uncovered various artifacts, including 4,000-year-old preserved noodles at Lajia.
The Event Started With A Catastrophic Earthquake And Mudslide
The Yellow River Flood That Was Created By The Earthquake And Mudslide Was The Biggest In 10,000 Years
The Bodies At Lajia Show People Preparing For Their Deaths – Forever Frozen In Time
16 Total Bodies Were Preserved In A Variety Of PositionsVideo: YouTube
The Skeletons Are 4,000 Years Old – More Than Twice The Age Of The Victims Of Pompeii
This Pair Was Originally Believed To Be Mother And Child