Harappan


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Harappan

(həˈræpən)
adj
(Placename) of or relating to Harappa (an ancient city in the Punjab) or its inhabitants
n
1. (Placename) a native or inhabitant of Harappa
2. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Harappa
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He said ancient Hindu scripture Rig Veda, which was earlier believed to have been composed around 1,500BC, was now being assigned to the Harappan civilisation period by many scholars, thus indicating a co-relation between the two.
What sets the site apart is its relationship with the Harappan or Indus valley civilisation, which mostly covered parts of present day Pakistan and north and northwest India.
The huge pots, more than 3 metres high, made by Giriraj Prasad in Delhi resemble the grain-vessels to be viewed in the Harappan gallery of the National Museum in Delhi.
The main entrance of the faade has been adopted from the pottery showcased at the Harappan gallery.
Though it is set to formally open only next April, the museum already boasts of thousands of objects such as the plates made by the Portuguese in India, a 100-year-old ladle used to dole out food at temples, vessels from the Konkan, Udipi and Chettinad regions, an old seed sprinkler, bowls dating to the Harappan era, an ancient samovar - the list is endless.
The first printing press in India, first time use of telescope on Indian soil (1689), noble contributions to taxonomy, botany, indology, tissue culture, literary works in Tamil, Telugu and Sanskrit, award winning postal service, deciphering Harappan writings etc.
He added that this technique was used to date pottery shards of early Harappan time to 6,000 years and early Harappan and Hakra phase as far back as 8,000 years, quoted by Anindya Sarkar of department of Geology and Geophysics at IIT-Kharagpur.
Phil student at JNU with a specialisation in Medieval Indian history, lashed out at the makers of the movie saying that they portrayed a Harappan woman incorrectly.
All ancient civilisations rose in fertile river valleys or flood plains -- Mesopotamia (Euphrates and Tigris), Egypt and Nubia (The Nile) Harappan (the Indus Valley region of modern Pakistan) and the Huang He (Yellow River) valley of China.
All ancient civilisations rose in fertile river valleys or flood plains--Mesopotamia (Euphrates and Tigris), Egypt and Nubia (The Nile) Harappan (the Indus Valley region of modern Pakistan) and the Huang He (Yellow River) valley of China.
Excavations show Harappan site died as Saraswati dried
The site consists of a Chalcolithic period deposit that is contemporary with the Harappan culture and was inhabited by farmers and artisans.