Wednesday, December 14, 2016


The ancient site of Lothal (‘place of the dead’) was discovered in 1954 by SR Rao … Excavations from 1955-62 established Lothal as a Harappan port town and a manufacturing center of many objects … possibly for export to other Harappan and west Asian cities … The material remains of the Harappans of Lothal reflect their high standards in many areas: … beads of various shapes and materials, third largest collection of Indus seals next only to Mohenjodaro and Harappa, … shell objects, copper objects like an ingot of 99.98% purity, various copper and bronze objects like drill-bits, saw and fish-hooks, tools of stone, weaving tools, pottery with intricate painting, games objects, terracotta figurines animals like gorilla, horse, and rhinoceros, series of accurate weights, ivory scale with linear divisions, shell compass for sighting a line and measuring cardinal angle, etc.

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