On the upper reaches of China’s Yellow River, in Minhe County, in northwest China’s Qinghai province lies an area known as Lajia. Evidence of the Bronze Age-era culture known as Qijia is still being discovered in the area, including skeletons of people taking cover from an earthquake that devastated the area around 2000 BC.
Amazingly, the skeletons have been well preserved and show their final positions during the earthquake.
The most heartwarming is one of a mother embracing her child. That image has tugged at the heartstrings of many Chinese internet users.
Story compiled with information from the People’s Daily.