"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path," Agatha Christie wrote in "The Hound of Death" and that quote has been proven time and again.
For a mother unearthed in one of the graves in Taichung, Taiwan, her love even transcends death and the laws of time because she has held her baby's remains in her arms and watched over it for at least 4,800 years.
The graves were found during an excavation that began in 2014 and it was on April 26 when museum officials confirmed that archaeologists involved in the project found the fossilized remains of a young woman who was cradling the remains of a child in her arms.
"When it was unearthed, all of the archaeologists and staff members were shocked [...] Because the mother was looking down at the baby in her hands," Taiwan's National Museum of Natural Science curator Chu Whei-Lee said.
According to official report, the young mother measures at a height of 160 centimeters (63 inches) and the baby at 50 centimeters (20 inches).
The excavation was completed in 2015 and the fossils were carbon dated in order to determine its age. According to the results of the tests, the fossils found at the Ann He Road Ruin dates back some 4,800 years and may be the earliest signs of human activity in Taiwan.
A total of 48 remains were found at the site and, among those, five belong to children. All remains were dated to the Neolithic age.
Watch the short video below to see a better angle of the mother and child fossil.
Now this is another great discovery of early human activity in Asia.