Tag: Indus valley
Scientists show how Himalayan river system influenced ancient Indus Civilisation
Scientists have found that much of the Indus thrived around an extinct river, challenging ideas about how urbanization in ancient cultures evolved.
Burial site predating Dholavira excavated in Gujarat
The excavation at Dhaneti, located about 25 km south of Bhuj in Kutch, has thrown up a major surprise for researchers. Unlike conventional burial sites of Harappan era discovered so far, this mass burial site is not in the vicinity...
Tsunami might have destroyed Harappan port town of Dholavira
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, the second largest Harappan site located within the present borders...
Indus era at least 8,000 years old; ended because of weaker monsoon
Due to a recent revelation made by scientists from IIT-Kharagpur and Archaeological Survey of India, time has arrived to rewrite history textbooks.
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 and the study of the findings have unfolded...
Unearthing the civilisation of Lothal
Around 80 km from Ahmedabad, Lothal speaks volumes of history and tradition
Computing a Rosetta Stone for the Indus script
How would you solve the world's oldest and most difficult crossword puzzle? Watch this video to learn how one man is approaching this challenge.
Ghatika Yantra – The Ancient Indian Water Clock
In Ancient India religious practices and beliefs often lead to particular discoveries or inventions. In all the religions that took their birth in India, use to follow some particular times of the day to perform their religious rituals at particular times...
Ancient Indian units of length measurement
An exact value of the unit of length measurement, used in Indus Valley Civilization, has been determined from the precise scale discovered by Ernest Mackay in the 1930-31 season excavation at Mohenjo-daro, and further correlated with the present day units...
Vedic civilisation older than Indus Valley civilisation
The debate on the origins of the Rigveda and Aryans in India is not new. It is not so much a scholarly dispute as much as it is an unending controversy. Recently the University of Delhi’s Sanskrit department has claimed...