Archaeologists find 4,000-year-old remains of a mother embracing her child at China's 'Pompeii of the East'

The 4,000-year-old remains of a mother and child embracing.
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Archaeologists unearthed proof of a mother's love in Qinghai province, China, when they discovered the 4,000-year-old skeletons of a mother and child still locked in a dying embrace. The two skeletons are frozen in time, preserved in the stance they took in their final moments before an earthquake wiped out China's "Pompeii of the East" around 2,000 BC. The mother's arms are draped around her son in what archaeologists believe to be both an embrace and an attempt to protect her son as catastrophe hit.

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