Dholavira

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Dholavira
DHOLAVIRA SITE (24).jpg
Part of the excavated site
Dholavira is located in India
Dholavira
Shown within India
Dholavira is located in Gujarat
Dholavira
Dholavira (Gujarat)
LocationKhadirbet, Kutch district, Gujarat, India
Coordinates23°53′18.98″N 70°12′49.09″E / 23.8886056°N 70.2136361°E / 23.8886056; 70.2136361Coordinates: 23°53′18.98″N 70°12′49.09″E / 23.8886056°N 70.2136361°E / 23.8886056; 70.2136361
TypeSettlement
Area47 ha (120 acres)
History
PeriodsHarappa 1 to Harappa 5
CulturesIndus Valley Civilization
Site notes
ConditionRuined
Public accessYes
Official nameDholavira: A Harappan City
CriteriaCultural: (iii)(iv)
Designated2021 (44th session)
Reference no.1645

Dholavira (Gujarati: ધોળાવીરા) is an archaeological site. It is at Khadirbet in Bhachau Taluka from the Kutch District. It is in the state of Gujarat in western India. It took its name from a modern-day village 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) south of it. This village is 165 km (103 mi) from Radhanpur.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

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  1. Gopinath, P. Krishna (15 July 2017). "Ruins on the Tropic of Cancer". The Hindu.
  2. Subramanian, T. "The rise and fall of a Harappan city". The Archaeology News Network. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  3. "Where does history begin?". 19 October 2017.
  4. Kenoyer & Heuston, Jonathan Mark & Kimberley (2005). The Ancient South Asian World. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 55. ISBN 9780195222432.
  5. Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Dholavira: A Harappan City - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  6. Possehl, Gregory L. (2002). The Indus Civilization: A Contemporary Perspective. Rowman Altamira. p. 17. ISBN 9780759101722. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  7. Sengupta, Torsa; Deshpande Mukherjee, Arati; Bhushan, Ravi; Ram, F.; Bera, M. K.; Raj, Harsh; Dabhi, Ankur J.; Bisht, R. S.; Rawat, Y. S.; Bhattacharya, S. K.; Juyal, Navin; Sarkar, Anindya (2020). "Did the Harappan settlement of Dholavira (India) collapse during the onset of Meghalayan stage drought?". Journal of Quaternary Science. 35 (3): 382–395. doi:10.1002/jqs.3178. S2CID 214252156.

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