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Ruins of Harrappan city found in Haryana
Business Standard (India) ^ | February 21, 2006 | Press Trust Of India/New Delhi/Chandigarh

Posted on 02/21/2006 12:07:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv

A department spokesman termed the find, discovered at Farmana Khas, about 12 kilometers from Meham on Julana Road, as very significant. He said till now urban settlements of the civilisation -- Banawali, Bhirdana and Rakhigarhi -- had come to light in the state, but this was the first discovery of the ruins of a city. He said the site of the discovery, popularly known as Daksh Khera, was spread over 32 acres and the ruins were under a three-metre high hillock.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; harappan; india; indusvalley
Harappan is the same as Indus Valley Civilization. This city is said to have stood "on the banks of the river Yamuna", which at that time flowed there.

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1 posted on 02/21/2006 12:07:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 02/21/2006 12:08:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books. (Longfellow))
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I think it was the Sarasvati and not the Yamuna....not sure though.

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3 posted on 02/21/2006 12:13:15 PM PST by indcons
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Ruins of Harrappan city found in Haryana

Press Trust Of India / New Delhi/Chandigarh February 21, 2006

The ruins of a city believed to date back to the Harrappan civilisation have been discovered near Meham in Haryana, the State Archaeology and Museums Department said here on Monday.

A department spokesman termed the find, discovered at Farmana Khas, about 12 kilometers from Meham on Julana Road, as very significant. He said till now urban settlements of the civilisation -- Banawali, Bhirdana and Rakhigarhi -- had come to light in the state, but this was the first discovery of the ruins of a city. He said the site of the discovery, popularly known as Daksh Khera, was spread over 32 acres and the ruins were under a three-metre high hillock.

He said the city would have been located on the banks of the river Yamuna, that could have been flowing through the area in ancient times. Ruins from the Harappan era have also been found at Sanoli in Uttar Pradesh along the ancient course of river Yamuna, he said.

Retired Kurukshetra University Professor Suraj Bhan, had observed that in ancient times, the river Yamuna used to pass through the state at Indri, Karnal, south-west of the western Jamuna canal, Mittathal, Tigrana, Tosham and then towards Nohar Bhadra.

4 posted on 02/21/2006 12:15:05 PM PST by blam
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'Detectives' unearth secrets of the past
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5 posted on 02/21/2006 12:16:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books. (Longfellow))
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Trickle of hope
by Padma Tata and Nicola Jones
February 21 2001
Water has suddenly appeared in the middle of an arid part of north-west India, as a result of January's devastating earthquake in Gujarat. As many as 20,000 people may have died in the magnitude 7.7 tremor. The region is regularly convulsed by earthquakes. Over the years these earthquakes have diverted watercourses and dried up rivers, turning the lush grassland of thousands of years ago into a barren wasteland. Local geologists hope the latest earthquake may help to reverse the process. Eyewitness reports say two-metre-high fountains of water appeared near Bhachau, a town that was totally destroyed by the earthquake. Janardhan Negi of the Geophysical Research Institute in Hyderabad, said the channels could belong to either or both of two ancient rivers in north India. One is the semi-mythical Saraswati, which legend says dried up 4000 years ago. Satellite images have found underground channels in areas where the Saraswati is supposed to have flowed. The second is part of the river Indus, which was diverted after a violent earthquake in 1819. Negi says the 1819 earthquake created a 100-kilometre-long fissure that diverted the river. However, tests have shown that the water is saline.

6 posted on 02/21/2006 12:17:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books. (Longfellow))
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Indus Valley Civlization is fascinating. They don't know what language was spoken. Some say Dravidian or the original language of Vedda people.


7 posted on 02/21/2006 4:18:54 PM PST by Ptarmigan (Proud bunny hater and killer)
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8 posted on 02/21/2006 6:21:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books. (Longfellow))
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To: SunkenCiv

I wonder if the river dried up 4,000 years ago as a result of events that resulted in a 2 mile wide impact crater now visible in the dried up Iraq marshes. There could have been other impacts in the Indian Ocean, much closer to the Indus Valley.


9 posted on 02/24/2006 2:52:05 AM PST by gleeaikin (Question Authority)
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To: SunkenCiv

I have tried twice to bring up the continuation page. The little blue line creaps across the bar in the lower left corner, it says page opening, then open, then nothing happens. Can you fix this?


10 posted on 02/24/2006 2:57:39 AM PST by gleeaikin (Question Authority)
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To: gleeaikin

Not sure about "continuation", I'm not seeing that, but I'll keep looking. Regarding the impact, not bad, not bad at all... there are some topics around here about that, I'm sure, let's see..

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11 posted on 02/24/2006 8:21:30 AM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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Haryana finds its first Harappan city
New Kerala
Posted on 15 Mar 2006 # IANS
By Jaideep Sarin
http://www.newkerala.com/news2.php?action=fullnews&id=25676


12 posted on 03/15/2006 9:46:10 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Yes indeed, Civ updated his profile and links pages again, on Monday, March 6, 2006.)
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