Up and high inside the Indian Himalayas, a far-flung lake placed alongside the snowy mountains scattered with hundreds of human skulls.
Roopkund Lake is placed 5,029 meters (16,500ft) higher than the sea stage at the lowest of a steep slope on Trisul, indeed considered one among India’s highest mountains in the state of Uttarakhand.
The remaining strewn round and below the ice on the “lake of skeletons,” found by a patrolling British woodland ranger in 1942. For greater than half a century, anthropologists and scientists have studied the rest.
The mystery river has attracted curious researchers and site visitors for years. Depending on the season and weather, the lake, which stays frozen for most of the year, expands and shrinks. Only while the snow melts are the skeletons visible, once in a while with flesh attached and adequately preserved. To date, the skeletal stays of a predicted 600-800 human beings had been discovered here. In tourism promotions, the neighborhood authorities describe it as a “mystery lake.”
One ancient theory states that it remains to an Indian prince, his wife, and their servants, all of those who moldered in a snowstorm some 870 years ago.
Some others gave suggestions about some of the remaining Indian military soldiers who tried to perish Tibet in 1841 and lost their lives back to Tibetian. More than 70 of them were strained to find their way back home above the Himalayas and lost their lives on the way back.
Also, it was merely an assumption that the skeletons were of a single herd of people who were perished, all of them together in a single destructive incident during the 9th Century.
The researchers genetically analyzed and carbon-dated the remains of 38 bodies, including 15 women, discovered on the river – a number of them then returned to around 1,200 years.