Roopkund – The Lake of Skeletons at Chamoli, Uttarakhand

What does one hope to envision when the frosty ice dissolves at 5000 meters higher than ocean level? in all likelihood some loaded water, a little lake or a water stream and some fish fossils and so forth anyway about perceiving more than five hundred human skeletons? truly, that is the riddle of Roopkund Lake situated inside the Uttarakhand province of India. It arranged in the deserted high mountain area of Chamoli locale of Uttarakhand HK Madhwal who was then a Nanda Devi Game Reserve officer found the drifting skeletons at Roopkund in 1942. Reports same that these bones were from the late nineteenth century anyway the cell-based dating tests gathered from skeletons in 1960 revealed that these people were from the twelfth – fifteenth century. The purpose of this mass demise is thought to be a monster avalanche or snow squall.

Researchers have presumed that the skeletons of around two hundred people found near the solidified lake had a place with the people of a ninth-century Indian clan who passed on because of a hail storm.

The skeletons were at first found by a British woodland protect in 1942. At first, it had been trusted that the skeletons were those of Japanese troopers who had kicked the bucket though crossing that course all through world war II.

Be that as it may, researchers have at present noticed that the skeletons were of explorers and local people in view of the bodies dated to around 850 AD.

Research uncovers that the skeletons were of 2 fundamental groups – one a family bunch and furthermore the elective who was similarly short.

Roopkund is known as a secret lake and is surrounded by shake strewn ice sheets and snow-secured mountains. The lake is around 2 meters down and welcomes many trekkers and travelers every year. The specialists presumed that the passing was a direct result of a deadly blow on the back of their heads and not because of any twisted by weapons, torrential slide or avalanche.

The imprints on their skulls and shoulders demonstrated at being hit by something round, kind of a ball. The nonappearance of wounds to other body parts demonstrated that difficult circular articles, probably ball measured hailstones or ice balls, tumbled from above.

The lake, called ‘Skeleton lake’, is arranged at an elevation of 5,029 meters, inside the Himalayas. Consistently, when the snow softens, one can see several dissipated skulls. It was before trusted that the skulls were of General Zorawar Singh of Kashmir and his men, who had got lost and kicked the bucket amidst the Himalayan area after they got captured in awful climate while touching base from the skirmish of Tibet in 1841. Or then again it might be a scourge or a suicide custom performed near the lake. Explorers go to the Nanda Devi decide soul that happens once like clockwork at Roopkund, amid which goddess Nanda is adored.

Written By: Kuber Sharma

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