Union Budget (2020-21) has proposed to develop Rakhigarhi (Hisar District,Haryana) and 4 other archaeological sites in Hastinapur (Uttar Pradesh), Shivsagar (Assam), Dholavira (Gujarat) and Adichanallur in (Tamil Nadu) as iconic sites with Onsite Museums. [18], Some of the seals found at Dholavira, belonging to Stage III, contained animal only figures, without any type of script and it is suggested that these type of seals represent early conventions of Indus seal making. Dholavira is estimated to be Reservoirs was used for storing fresh water brought by rains or store Oxford University Press. Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. harvesting, and storage of water was very efficient. [14] A soft sandstone sculpture of a male with phallus erectus but head and feet below ankle truncated was found in the passageway of the eastern gate. [22] The direction of the writing was generally from right to left. Dholavira is Mysteries Signboard which was found just outside the Northside Most exciting discoveries of [20], It is suggested that a coastal route existed linking Lothal and Dholavira to Sutkagan Dor on the Makran coast.[21]. Estimated to be older than the port-city of Lothal,[citation needed] the city of Dholavira has a rectangular shape and organization, and is spread over 22 ha (54 acres). Prayagraj, January 14 . J. P. Joshi, of the Archaeological Survey of India found this site in 1967-68. the wooden panel. It has been under excavation since 1990 by the Archaeological Survey of India, which opines that "Dholavira has indeed added new dimensions to personality of Indus Valley Civilisation. There was a total of 16 Dholavira in Kutch District of Gujarat is home to an archaeological site that revealed numerous artefacts and items of the Harappan Civilization. [9] The acropolis and the middle town had been furnished with their own defence-work, gateways, built-up areas, street system, wells, and large open spaces. The 47 ha quadrangular city lay between two seasonal streams, the Mansar in the north and Manhar in the south. To give a context, till now the most famous ones have been the Harappa site and the Mohenjo- daro site, both are in the Punjab district … This village is 165 km (103 mi) from Radhanpur. It is one of the five largest Harappan sites and most prominent archaeological sites i… This ancient collection is on display at the Archaeological Site Museum, Dholavira that sits at the entrance of the dig site. and spread over 22 hactor (54 acres). entrance to the citadel. The area of the full site is more than 100 ha (250 acres). A four sign inscription with big size letters on a sand stone is also found at this site, considered first of such inscription on sand stone at any of Harappan sites. This village is 165 km from Radhanpur. It is located on Khadir Island surrounded on all sides by the Great Rann of Kutch. The other was also designed in same fashion, but as a wheel without spokes. Dholavira excavated site in Kachchh district of Gujarat, travelling and accommodation Dholavira, The excavated town. The letters of the signboard are comparable to large bricks that were used in nearby walls. The Harappan site of Dholavira was discovered by Shri Jagatpati Joshi in the year 1967-68. The archaeological excavations here have revealed an Indus Valley Civilisation site. Dholavira was located in the desert of Kutch so the peoples of Dholavira, developed a system of conservation, Spread over an area of 100 hectares, the site of Dholavira shows a continuous evolution and studies here have brought out some fascinating aspects of the Harappan Civilization. The wood decayed, but the arrangement of the letters survived. This village is 165 km (103 mi) from Radhanpur. It is also considered as having been the grandest of cities[2] of its time. Dholavira’s location is on the Tropic of Cancer. reservoirs was constructed by the people of Dholavira. It is one of the oldest and largest Indus sites in India. About Rakhigarhi: Rakhigarhi is the largest Harappan site in the Indian subcontinent. Dholavira, an archaeological site in the Kutch District of Gujarat that contains ruins of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation (Photo: Bishnu Sarangi from Pixabay) Advertisement [12] Dholavira is flanked by two storm water channels; the Mansar in the north, and the Manhar in the south. Page 226, Wheeler, Sir Mortimer. by built-up areas, gateways, wells, a street systems, and large open spaces. Page 174, McIntosh, Jane. [1] One of the unique features[13] of Dholavira is the sophisticated water conservation system[14] of channels and reservoirs, the earliest found anywhere in the world,[citation needed] built completely of stone. ornaments, pottery, and bronze vessels were founded. the city. Dholavira (Gujarati:) is an archaeological site at Khadirbet in Bhachau Taluka of Kutch District, in the state of Gujarat in western India, which has taken its name from a modern village 1 km (0.62 mi) south of it.