Skip to comments.Is Haryana home to older, larger Harappan-era site?
Posted on 06/26/2013 4:57:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Located on the Jind-Hansi road, about eight kilometres from Narnaund town, the seven mounds in the area could change history related to the Indus Valley civilization (now referred to as the Harappan civilization), researchers say.
Vijai Vardhan, Haryana's principal secretary for archaeology and museums, told IANS: ... "Excavations conducted at Rakhigarhi indicate that the settlement witnessed all the phases of the Harappan civilization - the early Harappan (3200-2700 BCE) as well as the Mature Harappan (2700-1800 BCE). This positions Rakhigarhi as a unique Harappan site which promises to reveal new civilization contours by pushing the Indus Valley civilization by a thousand years or more," said a latest publication of the department of archaeology and museums, authored by Vardhan.
The findings have revealed that while the archaeological sites of Mohenjo-daro (now in Larkana district of Pakistan), Harappa (in Pakistan) and Dholavira (Kutch region of Gujarat) were estimated at 200, 150 and 60 hectares respectively, the area and dimensions of Rakhigarhi, according to some archaeologists, is spread over 220 hectares.
"The present Rakhigarhi village stands on three of the seven mounds under which the archaeological site exists. Four mounds are clear for excavation while the present village will have to be moved to excavate the remaining three mounds," Vardhan said.
"The area and dimensions of Rakhigarhi make it possibly the largest Indus Valley civilization site in the Indian sub-continent," the publication said...
The town of Mohenjo-daro was discovered in 1922 following the excavations at Harappa and other places. Mohenjo-daro was recognised as the earliest city of the Indian sub-continent.
Haryana itself is home to over 100 early Harappan sites (2500-2200 BCE). Most of these lie in Kurukshetra, Ambala, Hisar, Bhiwani, Sonipat, Yamunanagar and Rohtak districts.
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Beautiful masonry, I would love to now what the composition of the mortar was that these people used. Lasts 6000 yrs...
It always fascinates me that whole cities get abandoned and buried. I wondered how it could happen.
Thanks to Detroit, it all starts to make sense.
Good news this is in India, so the muzzies won’t try to destroy it in the future.
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