ASI discovers 5000-year-old jewellery-making unit at the Rakhigarhi Harappan site

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12 May 2022

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has found pieces of copper and gold jewellery, terracotta toys, earthen pots and seals, a drainage system, multi-tier houses, and possibly a jewellery-making unit through excavation at the Rakhigarhi village in Hisar, Haryana. The findings from this significant discovery suggest that a meticulously planned Harappan city thrived there.

Located at around 150 kms from Delhi, Rakhigarhi is one of the five iconic archaeological sites besides Hastinapur, Sivasagar, Dholavira and Adichanallur. The ASI has been working in Rakhigarhi for over thirty years. Among the findings on the site, the 5000-year-old jewellery-making unit is said to be the most important discovery of ASI in Rakhigarhi.

In the current phase of excavation which was carried out for three years, ASI discovered a cluster of seven mounds. Three of these mounds revealed copper and gold jewellery, clay pots, seals and terracotta toys. Major discoveries from the site include framework of multi-tier houses, a drainage system and graveyards.


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