Guajarat’s Dholavira – Harrapan-era city gets heritage tag by UNESCO 2021.

Since 2014, India has added 10 new World Heritage sites which is one fourth of their total sites.

Dholavira, one of the most prominent cities of Harappan civilization, which lately has been inscribed into UNESCO World Heritage site.

Dholavira is located in the Kutch district, a historic place which contains the ruins of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization.

Dholavira is an exceptional example of a proto-historic Bronze Age urban settlement pertaining to the Harappan Civilization and bears evidence of a multi-cultural and stratified society.

It is said that this location once had the grandest of cities, and the UNESCO tag certainly open to the visitors from around the world to at least once see, and recognize this ancient site, which is one of the very few well preserved urban settlements in South Asia dating from the 3rd to mid-2nd millennium BC E.

It also said that its earliest evidence can be traced back to 3000 BCE during the early Harappan phase of the Harappan Civilization. This city flourished for nearly 1,500 years, representing a long continuous habitation. The excavated remains clearly indicate the origin of the settlement, its growth, zenith and the subsequent decline in the form of continuous changes in the configuration of the city, architectural elements and various other attributes.


These pillar members were also exported to distant Mohenjo-daro and Harappa, probably through a navigable Rann and upstream the Indus River.  A highly secured Ceremonial Ground to the north of Castle and Bailey must have witnessed markets, craft activities, festivals and melas. 

Update Aggie Reiter

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