Ancient Site of Rakhigarhi

ONE OF THE FIVE KNOWN BIGGEST TOWNSHIPS OF HARAPPAN CIVILIZATION

ANCIENT SITE OF RAKHIGARHI

One of the five biggest townships of Harappan Civilization is located in Rakhighari, Hisar and Dholavira in Gujarat. The other four are Harappa, Mohenjo-daro and Ganveriwal in Pakistan. Five interconnected mounds spread in a huge area to form the Rakhigarhi's unique site. Two mounds, out of five, were thickly populated. This site was excavated by the Archeological Survey of India.The archaeological excavations revealed the mature Harappan phase represented by planned townships having mud-brick as well as burnt-brick houses with a proper drainage system. The ceramic industry represented by red ware, which included dish-on-stand, vase, jar, bowl, beaker, perforated jar, goblet and 'handis' (pans). Other antiquities included blades; terracotta and shell bangles; beads of semiprecious stones, terracotta, shell and copper objects; animal figurines, toy cart frame and wheel of terracotta; bone points; inscribed steatite seals and sealings. The excavations have yielded a few extended burials, which certainly belong to a very late stage, may be the medieval times.

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