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Dholavira – The Grandest Harappan city

Dholavira is an archaeological site that is located in the island of Khadir bet in Bhachau taluka of Kachchh district in the State of Gujarat, India. “Kotada Timba” is the local name of this ancient settlement that contains the ruins of the Indus Valley civilization especially the Harappan civilization. This city is by far the grandest of all the Harappan cities discovered till date and is also one of the five largest Harappan sites. J.P. Joshi discovered Dholavira way back in 1967-68.  The Archeological Survey of India states that the detailed excavation of Dholavira has added new dimensions to the overall personality of the Indus Valley Civilization. Mohenjo Daro, Harappa, Rupar, Kalibangan, Ganeriwala, Rakhigarhi, Dholavira and Lothal have been the eight largest urban centres discovered till date.  Archeological Survey of India under the direction of R.S. Bisht initiated the excavations … Continue reading

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