Evidence suggests Rakhigarhi was a major Harappan centre
Archaeological findings and scientific data have indicated that Rakhigarhi had been the more important centre of the Indus Valley Civilisation than the townships of Harappa and Mohenjo Daro located in Pakistan.
|Excavations at Rakhigarhi [Credit: Dr. Amarendra Nath]|
To prove his point, Prof Shinde said this site was spread in over 550 hectares, which is about double than that of the Mohenjo Daro site, which was considered the biggest site till now.
|Excavations at Rakhigarhi [Credit: Sunil Phogat]|
Moreover, the DNA samples collected from the skeletons at the cemetery here are set to crack a major mystery surrounding their lives, character, diseases and race of the people who lived here 5,000 years ago.
|Pottery found at Rakhigarhi [Credit: Deccan College]|
He said this was the best and most unexplored site related to the Indus Valley Civilisation so far. “So much material is available here that it would take 100 years to complete the study on uninhabited mounds on the outskirts of the village.
|Various finds from the Rakhigarhi excavation [Credit: Deccan College]|
Author: Deepender Deswal | Source: The Tribune - India [May 07, 2016]