Skeleton Lake or Roopkund (Roopkund) (State of Uttarakhand, India) — One of the most mysterious places on the planet, the bottom of which was found about 200 skeletons. For years, scientists have puzzled over where they come from there and who were these people? It looks like they have found a clue.
Scientists believe that they were able to unlock the mystery of one of the most mysterious places — Lake Roopkund (Roopkund) or Skeleton Lake. This reservoir, which is located in the state of Uttarakhand, India, has long attracted researchers from around the world.
Mysterious lake was first discovered in 1942.
It came upon the forester, look who opened an eerie sight — the frozen pond at the bottom of the valley was full of skeletons.
In the summer of that year due to melting ice lake transformed: now floated on the water surface remains unknown people.
The British assumed it skeletons of Japanese soldiers who were trying to secretly move the Himalayas, but died from the cold. The UK government, alarmed by such findings, sent to the lake Roopkund group of researchers to find out who owns the remains.
However, examination of the contents of the reservoir showed that it does not lie Japanese soldiers — the age of hair, flesh and clothing was much older. Scientists have acknowledged that they have no clue about the cause of the sudden death of more than 200 people.
Researchers have put forward a number of theories, including epidemics, landslides, and ritual suicide.
For decades, no one could shed some light on the mystery of dark Skeleton Lake.
But the members of the expedition, who visited mountain lake in the year 2004 seems to have managed to establish the causes of death of 200 people.
Radiocarbon dating showed that the skeletons are buried in the lake 850 years. With the help of DNA testing, researchers discovered that in the valley there were two groups of people: one composed of members of the family, another local resident, probably employed as porters and guides. Rings, spears, leather shoes and bamboo poles lying near the remains, the experts suggested that the group consisted of pilgrims crossing the valley, accompanied by local residents.
Having examined the skull, researchers have paid attention to the nature of the damage: at the cranium were short deep cracks. This observation led scientists to believe that all the pilgrims were killed rounded objects fallen from above.
According to experts, travelers and locals showered, made up of stones the size of a cricket ball. Since there was no place in the valley to escape, huge hailstones fell upon the unprotected head and shoulders of pilgrims, inflicting fatal injuries.
It clarifies the Daily Mail, among Himalayan women there is an ancient folk song. It tells the story of the goddess, who came to rage against foreign invasion in her sanctuary, and rained down on them a rain, "hard as iron."
It turns out that the findings have confirmed the words of the ancient Indians.