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Fossilized Mother Held Baby For 4,800 Years Before Archeologists Found Them

04/26/2016 07:05 EDT | Updated 04/27/2016 10:13 EDT

In "Love You Forever," children's author Robert Munsch wrote, "As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be."

Archeologists in Taiwan have proven him right, and then some — a recent discovery shows a mother's love endures, even after she's been dead for 4,800 years.

Scientists discovered 48 sets of human remains in the country's Taichung region, proof of some of the earliest signs of human life in the area, Reuters reported Tuesday.

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A view of a fossil of a mother and baby in Taichung City, Taiwan, April 26, 2016 in this still image taken from video. (Photo: Reuters)

One set of remains was the fossilized skeleton of a mother who's been holding her baby for almost five millennia.

The fossils were found at Taichung's Ann He Road Ruin, according to NBC News.

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A man cleans a fossil of a mother and baby in Taichung City, Taiwan, April 26, 2016 in this still image taken from video. (Photo: Reuters)

The site was uncovered in May 2014 and excavating the fossils took a year. Carbon dating identified the bones as being 4,800 years old.

Just more proof that a mother's love transcends time.

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