Unsolved Mystery Of Skeleton Lake
Roopkund skeleton lake
The mystery at the back of the skeleton lake in Uttarakhand’s Roopkund has ultimately been solved.
Scientists have concluded that the skeletons of approximately 600 people located near the frozen lake belonged to the human beings of a ninth century Indian tribe who died due to hail storm.
The skeletons were first determined by means of a British woodland defend in 1942. Initially, it became believed that the skeletons were those of Japanese soldiers who had died at the same time as crossing that route for the duration of World War II.
But scientists have now observed out that the skeletons have been of pilgrims and locals because the bodies dated to around 850 AD.
Research well-knownshows that the skeletons had been of two essential agencies – one a own family group and the other who had been highly short.
The researchers concluded that the dying turned into due to a deadly blow at the returned in their heads and no longer due to any wound by means of weapons, avalanche or landslide. The marks on their skulls and shoulders indicated at being hit by some thing spherical, like a cricket ball. The absence of injuries to other frame components indicated that difficult round gadgets, probable cricket ball sized hail stones or ice balls, fell from above.
The lake, referred to as ‘Skeleton lake’, is situated at an altitude of 5,029 meters, within the Himalayas.
Every 12 months, while the snow melts, you’ll see loads of scattered skulls.
It became earlier believed that the skulls were of General Zorawar Singh of Kashmir and his men, who had got lost and died inside the center of the Himalayan region after they got caught in terrible weather whilst returning from the warfare of Tibet in 1841. Or it may had been an epidemic or a suicide ritual performed near the lake.
Roopkund is referred to as a mystery lake and is surrounded by means of rock-strewn glaciers and snow-clad mountains. The lake is set two metres deep and invitations masses of trekkers and pilgrims each yr.
Pilgrims attend the Nanda Devi Raj Jat that takes place once every twelve years at Roopkund, at some point of which Goddess Nanda is worshipped.