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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 Indus region was the site of several ancient cultures including Mehrgarh and the Indus Valley Civilization at Harrappa and Mohenjo Daro.
Zubair Shafi Ghauri, who is the author of books on Harrappa civilization near river Ravi and history of Uch Sharif and its historical monuments, told a literary sitting (Adbi Baithuk) here at Multan Arts Council that he has found 85 sites and articles including bangles made of clay, tools made of stones and others were found from there which he believed were from a civilization surviving before the Harrappan civilization.