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Mohenjo-Daro, India Now Has the Biggest Harappan Site In Rakhigarhi

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The discovery of two more mounds at the Harappan site of Rakhigarhi in Haryana makes it the biggest excavation site of Harappan civilisation, even bigger than Mohenjo-daro (in Sindh,Pakistan). Until now, Mohenjo-daro in Pakistan was considered the largest among the 2,000 Harappan sites known to exist in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. A recent report by the Archaeological Survey of India claims that Haryana’s Bhirrana is the oldest Harappan site and Rakhigarhi the biggest Harappan site in Asia.
Here are a few archaeological remains at Rakhigarhi
The excavated site – rakhigarhi:


Clay toys found in rakhigarhi
clay toys: The excavated grave had terracotta pots as funerary objects arranged placed around the head of the deceased, which suggest a believe in life after death.


Mud pots found in Rakhigarhi
mud pots: 


Rakhigarhi Unearthed/FB
One of the skeletons found from Rakhigarhi is displayed in the National Museum, New Delhi.



Meanwhile, here’s what you need to know about the Indus Valley Civilisation:
The Indus Valley civilization along with the Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations are considered the earliest civilizations of the Old World. Also known as the Harappan civilization after Harappa- the first of its cities to be excavated in the 1920s in what was then Punjab province in British India. Harappa and Mohenjo-daro were the two greatest cities of the civi

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