Sunday, October 23, 2011

Dholavira - Indus Valley Remains at

Dholavira - Indus Valley Remains at



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Ahmedabad - 445 KM
Dholavira - Indus Valley Remains at Dholavira - Indus Valley Remains at
Dholavira - Indus Valley Remains at
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An important site of the Harrappan civilization in Gujarat is Rangpur. From the excavations held from 1954 to 1959 at the Saragvala village of Ahmedabad District the mound of Lothal was discovered. Continued excavations brought to light the Harappan remnants at Dholavira in Kutch in 1967. Locally this site is known as Kotda. Only since 1990 however, systematic excavations have been undertaken here

Spread in east-west direction at 775 m and north -south at 600 m. this site has 3 main divisions. The Acropolis is on a high ground where we find remains of a fort. The lower part to this as well as the lowest section had a planned layout of the town, as the remains prove. To enter the town it had four gates. The area of the town with brick houses also seems to have been quite large. The remains here also clearly indicate that the planning of the town was very well developed here. There were separate forts for defense of each of the three sections of the town, i.e. the central, middle and the lowest. The most interesting discovery in Dholavira excavation is that we come across 10 stone inscriptions here that are carved in Indus Valley script. These inscriptions are on faceted stones. These are among the most important discoveries in India about Indus civilization

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