Images showing skeletal remains of a mother protecting her child during an earthquake that took place about 4,000 years ago were released during an archaeological seminar on early civilization in China held in Gansu province earlier this month.
The moving pictures were taken at the Lajia archaeological site in Qinghai Province, which holds relics of a devastating earthquake that shook the earth some 4,000 years ago, CCTV News reports.
The Lajia archaeological site is associated with China’s Qijia culture (around 2,200 BC – 1,600 BC), an early Bronze Age culture living around the upper Yellow River region. It is also home to the oldest intact noodles.
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