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Ancient cemetery found in Taiwan

A cemetery dating back 4,800 years has been unearthed in central Taiwan.

The 48 sets of remains unearthed in graves in the Taichung area are the earliest trace of human activity found in central Taiwan. The most striking discovery among them was the skeleton of a young mother looking down at a child cradled in her arms.

“When it was unearthed, all of the archaeologists and staff members were shocked. Why? Because the mother was looking down at the baby in her hands,” said Chu Whei-lee, a curator in the Anthropology Department at Taiwan’s National Museum of Natural Science.

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Story: Fabian Hamacher, Reuters | Photo: Reuters

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