Chinese archaeologists discovered the interlocked skeletal remains of a mother and her child in Lajia, an early Bronze Age archaeological site in China.
The mother’s loving embrace has lasted 4,000 years. According to the People’s Daily, the heart-wrenching scene is currently on display at the Lajia Ruins Museum. Visitors are often so moved by her final act that they end up in tears.
It is believed that the 40,000 square foot excavation site is the location of a catastrophic earthquake that shook the Qinghai province around 2,000 B.C., and it is of great historical significance.