The so-called plain of jars is the archaeological monument in Laos. It is an amazing spectacle. The hills here and there settled the pitchers in height from 1 to 3.5 meters, and their average diameter is 1 meter. The biggest weight jar reaches 6 tons. They appeared–scientists remains a mystery. It is not known how it happened, that these jugs made from such breeds of stones, which does not happen in this area.
Authorities are considering whether to assign Pitchers Valley UNESCO World Heritage status. The difficulty of attribution is that was bombarded by American AIR FORCE Xieng Khouang during times of secret war, in 70-ies. This is why a large part of this wonderful Valley is inaccessible to tourists.
During the bombing affected not only the pitchers, but the field itself, which today has many deep craters. Collectors all pitchers, smaller sizes has long been removed from the hills. But in spite of this fact, on site there are still hundreds of copies, which are the five groups. Tourists visit the most affordable place. It’s called Thong Hai Hin. It is worth noting that here is the largest of all pitchers.
Tell a lot about these jars of unknown origin, no one can. It is not known how they got into the Valley. No one knows who, how and why it created the vessels. There are only assumptions, theories and hypotheses. One of them tells that in ancient people burned the body of the URNs of the deceased. Another hypothesis is that such vessels-ideal for storing wine and rice. But whatever guesses are not built, all of them very, very doubtful. No evidence to support any of the well-known hypotheses, not discovered to this day. The only thing that scientists say for sure is their age: 2500–3000 years.
Experts in different branches of science have put forward all new theories. Historians however, anthropologists believe that these pitchers were used by ancient peoples or for the storage of water, or as funerary urns. Archaeologists believe that in those times they were used for collecting water, or for the manufacture and storage of oils. It is worth noting that the culture of this ancient people unknown anything.