Dholavira in India - 40th World Heritage Site

The city wall consists of a fortified castle and attached Bailey and ceremonial venues, as well as a fortified middle town and a lower town.

Updated: Jul 29, 2021 05:07:23 pm

29 July 2021 Current Affairs:India nominated the city of Harappa, Dholavira, in Gujarat's Rann of Kutch and has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. This comes just a few days after Telangana State's Rudreswara Temple (also known as the Ramappa Temple) was designated as India's 39th World Heritage Site.

About Dholavira:
♦ Dholavira is an outstanding example of a Harappan Civilization proto-historic Bronze Age urban settlement.
♦ It is one of the few well-preserved urban settlements in South Asia, and its history can be traced back to the 3rd to the middle of the 2nd millennium BCE.
♦ It is the sixth-largest of over 1,000 Harappan sites discovered so far.
The property is divided into two parts:
♦ A fortified city and
♦ A cemetery in the city's western outskirts.
♦ The city wall consists of a fortified castle and attached Bailey and ceremonial venues, as well as a fortified middle town and a lower town. 
♦ To the east and south of the Citadel, there are a number of reservoirs.
♦ Unlike other Harappan antecedent towns, Dholavira was strategically located on the island of Khadir to harness various mineral and raw material sources and to facilitate internal and external trade to the Mesopotamianand Magan (modern Oman peninsula) regions.
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