The mass grave at Roopkund Lake

The folks at Google Sightseeing often come up with some great stuff, and the latest is no exception.


In 1942, a park ranger stumbled about Roopkund Lake and discovered 300-600 skeletal and mummified bodies all around the lake. Carbon dating later revealed that they had died roughly 1200 years ago from a massive hail storm.
The hail stones are estimated to have been the size of cricket balls, but it’s still unknown why a large group of people would be living in such a remote corner of the Himalayas.
For more, check out the full post at Google Sightseeing. To visit Roopkund Lake for yourself, simple load up this KML file and fly over there.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.

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