TIL about the Himalayan ‘Skeleton Lake’, a lake at an altitude of about 5000 m, known for the hundreds of ancient human skeletons, the remains belonging to very different eras and to different distinct groups (Indian, South Asian and Mediterranean), whose cause of death remains a mystery though.

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“The ice is plenty thick to support us all. I say we walk across the lake, not around it.”


Ah the good old Roopkund lake. Man I miss the Himalayas 🙁 thanks for nothing covid. The locals believe that the cause of the death was hailstones !


Any leading theories?


Wouldn’t it make more sense that the people died in various places, the “lake” lies at a confluence of flow zones, and the remains were swept along and deposited there?


Boil ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in a stew.