An Unexpected Discovery in a Lake Full of Bones

Hundreds of skeletons are scattered around a site high in the Himalayas, and a new study overturns a leading theory about how they got there

The Atlantic
Aug 20 · 5 min read
A similar lake in Uttarakhand, India in the Himalayan ranges of northern India. Photo: Deepak Malik/NurPhoto via Getty Images

By Rachel Gutman

In a kinder world, archaeologists would study only formal cemeteries, carefully planned and undisturbed. No…

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