24-10-16: Mysterious Laotian UNESCO-site in 3D

By Anya Palm

The Plain of Jars is a UNESCO-listed highlight for many travellers to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. It is a huge, remote area with thousands of big stone jars scattered on a several plains and mountain sides. Adding to intrigue, it remains a mystery today what the purpose of the jars may have been, thousands of years ago when they were made.

The site is not easy accessible, but that may change now, as Australian scientists have announced plans to recreate the enormous site in 3D. This could also ease the work for other archaeologists working in the area.