Rakhigarhi

Rakhigarhi is located in the Hissar district of Haryana. The excavations were carried out by ASI in 1997 under the leadership of Prof. Surajbhan & Acharya Bhagwan Dev.

  • Not much has been published but this site gives evidences of two cultures early harappan and mature harappan. The most important finding is an inscripted seal. About 150 kilometres from Delhi , Rakhigarhi is located on the dried bed of Saraswati-Drishadvati rivers First major excavation at Rakhigarhi was carried out for three winters in 1997-1999 by a team led by Amarendra Nath Spread over an area of approximately 130 hectares, it is the largest Indus Valley Civilisation site in the country . Two levels of Early (3500 BC— 2600 BC) and Mature Harappan (2600 BC —1800 BC) civilization have been found at Rakhigarhi. Both the phases have yielded a rich haul of artifacts It is a necropolis which has yielded burials, important for the study of any civilization. The ASI has located only one other burial site, at Kalibanga, under Saraswati-Drishadvati project.

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