Map Showing Location of Roopkund Lake in the Himalayas (image) Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History Share Print E-Mail Caption Map showing location of Roopkund Lake in the Himalayas, with the inset showing the route of the Nanda Devi Raj Jat pilgrimage. The lake was thought to be the site of an ancient catastrophic event that left several hundred people dead, but the first ancient whole genome data from India shows that diverse groups of people died at the lake in multiple events approximately 1000 years apart. Credit modified from Harney et al., Ancient DNA from the skeletons of Roopkund Lake reveals Mediterranean migrants in India, Nature communications, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-11357-9 Usage Restrictions This image may only be used in the context of reporting on this publication and with appropriate credit information. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.