Articles tagged under: Dholavira
August 30, 2016
Panaji: Port town of Dholavira in Gujarat, the fifth largest Harappan site, might have been destroyed by a massive tsunami, a study by CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has revealed.
Dholavira is a site of an ancient metropolitan town of the Harappan period and was their largest port-town.
"The results clearly indicate that massive tsunamis are not uncommon in the region. The thick wall in Dholavira shows that Harappans were not only aware of the potential threats from tsunamis...Read More
October 08, 2014
Gandhinagar, 8 October 2014
The Times of India has reported discovery of a 5,000-year-old stepwell located in the eastern reservoir Dholavira in Kutch which is three times bigger than the Great Bath at Mohenjo Daro, by experts from the Archaeological Survey of India.
The site represents the largest, grandest, and the best furnished ancient reservoir discovered so far in the country. It's rectangular and 73.4m long, 29.3m wide, and 10m deep.
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March 27, 2013
By our correspondent, New Delhi, 27 March 2013
Border Security Force(BSF) will suggest the alternative route of two stretches of proposed Ghaduli-Santalpur highway in Kutch district of Gujarat. BSF will examine the alternative routes in the light of the recommendation of the Site Inspection team of National Board of Wild Life which has disapproved the earlier proposed route to in a bid to save flamingo birds. This details were shared by Union minister for Enviornment and Fores...Read More
February 21, 2013
By Anil Pathak, Gandhinagar, 21 February 2013
Even as the taskforce appointed by the state government for the development of Dholavira, the lone Harrapan site in Rann of Kutch is trying its best to complete the infrastructure works the chances of the site being declared as World heritage site have brightened. The 5,000 year old remnants of the Harappan civilization has already been declared as the protected monument by the state archeological department and several faciliti...Read More
January 22, 2012
By Shaiaan Dethalia
Ahmedabad, 22 January 2011
When you are away from Gujarat, only way to keep in touch is with families back home, media news and direct communication. You rarely get correct picture. Thanks to sustained campaign by government not to mention direct communication from CM, Kutch was on our mind as we were planning winter vacations. Still a last push was required. I have to be candid here that brand Gujarat got huge boost when they roped in Megastar Amitabh Bac...Read More
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