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A locality in the Indus River valley of the Punjab in Pakistan. Archaeological finds dating back to the third millennium bc include the remains of a well-laid-out city and indicate a possible link between Indian and Sumerian cultures.


(Placename) an ancient city in the Punjab in NW Pakistan: one of the centres of the Indus civilization that flourished from 2500 to 1700 bc; probably destroyed by Indo-European invaders


(həˈræp ə)

a village in Pakistan, in the Indus Valley: site of successive ancient cities.
Ha•rap′pan, adj.
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The Harrapa Police registered a case and arrested Noor Ahmad with the axe.
In another accident, a speeding truck hit a bike near harrapa, as a result, Mohammad Ishaque and his dauther Rukhsana were killed on the spot, while Rukhsana's husband Sarwar and her five year old daughter sustained injuries.
In this research the Indus games with special reference to Harrapa and Mohenjo-Daro will identify the issues which are still unresolved such as manufacturing techniques of gaming objects, receiving the concept of playing games, application of games in Indus society, social norms, culture, tradition and psychology of people playing the games.
Punjab is part of the Indus Valley Civilization more than 4000 years old; the main site in Punjab was the city of Harrapa.
Historians and anthropologists have marked the existence of Saraiki Civilization nearer to the Indus valley on the Western side and Harrapa Civilization on its Eastern shores.
Pakistan's great cities of antiquity Harrapa and Mohenjo- Daro, the capitols of the Indus Valley Civilization, were founded around 2600 BC on the banks of the mighty Indus River.
Historians wrote voluminous books about and foreign tourists marvelled at the ancient stupas and other archaeological wonders discovered during excavations at Takhtbai, Taxila, Harrapa and Moenjo Daro.
The sculpture of the Priest King of Harrapa, whose left shoulder is covered with some kind of drape, suggests the origin of dupatta.
I visited Mohenjodaro and Harrapa which were ancient towns developed by the Indus Valley Civilisation.
History only begins in the seventh century after the advent of Islam and the Muslim invasion of Sind shortly afterwards; the impressive and pre-islamic civilisations of Moenjodaro, Harrapa and Taxila are hastily brushed over or altogether ignored.
According to police, a motorcycle rikshaw was carrying commuters when it collided with a rashly driven car near Harrapa, Nai Wala Bypass Road.
Its main attractions include adventure tourism in the northern areas, cultural and archaeological tourism as found in Monenjodaro, Taxila, Harrapa, Rani Fort and early Muslims (Mughal) heritages at Thatta, Multan, Lahore, Peshawar, and Swat.