Traverse Across The Harappan Civilisation At Lothal & Dholavira
The Harappan civilization, also known as the Indus Valley Civilization, was one of the earliest civilizations in the world and flourished around 2500 BCE. Two of the most important and well-preserved sites of this civilization are Lothal and Dholavira.
Lothal, located in the state of Gujarat in India, was an important center for trade and commerce. It was a major port city and had a sophisticated drainage system and brick-built structures. The city was known for its bead-making industry and evidence of a dockyard and shipbuilding has also been found.
Dholavira, located in the state of Gujarat in India, is known for its impressive city planning and architectural features. The city was divided into three parts: the citadel, the middle town, and the lower town. The citadel was the fortified area of the city and had massive walls and bastions. The middle town had large public buildings such as a great bath and the lower town had residential areas and workshops.
Both Lothal and Dholavira provide valuable insights into the daily life and culture of the Harappan civilization. The discovery of seals and seals with script, pottery, weights, and other artifacts at both sites indicates the presence of a complex and advanced society. The use of standardized weights and measures also suggests a well-organized system of trade and commerce.
Despite being over 4000 years old, the ruins of Lothal and Dholavira continue to be well-preserved and offer a glimpse into the past. Both sites are open to visitors and are considered important archaeological sites. They are also UNESCO World Heritage sites and are protected by the Indian government.
In conclusion, the Harappan civilization was one of the earliest and most advanced civilizations in the world. Lothal and Dholavira are two of the most important and well-preserved sites of this civilization, offering valuable insights into its daily life and culture. They are open to visitors and are protected by the Indian government as UNESCO World Heritage sites. A visit to these sites is a must for anyone interested in history and archaeology.
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