Incredible India: Dholavira, Gujarat

Female figurine 3. Mature Harappan period. Indus civilization

Dholavira, Gujarat, West India is one of the five largest Harappan (Indus Valley Civilization) sites. You can catch a glimpse of how our ancestors lived before 4000 years (26 BCE to 14 BCE). Spread over 250 acres (120 acres within a fortified city-boundary), there was a citadel/castle at the center and houses in geometric arrangement. Houses were made of stones (unlike other Harappan sites) and the city had massive water conservation reservoirs/channels. They used articles made of gold, copper, bronze, terracotta, etc. and their script is still undeciphered! More…

Photo by Ismoon (talk) 23:31, 21 February 2012 (UTC) (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

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