UNESCO recognition of Dholavira: Oldest archeological site in India | Harappan City Civilization.

UNESCO recognition of Dholavira: Oldest archeological site in India | Harappan City Civilization.

The Dholavira in Gujarat has been declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO Heritage Committee. The decision was taken at the 44th meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, which is being held online from China. Dholavira dates back to the Harappan civilization. It seems to have been built in the 1800s, before the Common Era (BC).

UNESCO recognition of Dholavira during the Harappan civilization.

The Dholavira in Gujarat has been declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO Heritage Committee. The decision was taken at the 44th meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, which is being held online from China. Dholavira dates back to the Harappan civilization. It seems to have been built in the 1800s, before the Common Era (BC).

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has another good news for India.  Three days ago, the UNESCO recognized the Ramappa Temple in Telangana as a World Heritage Site.  ‘‘ Breaking!  Dholavira: The city of the Harappan civilization in India has been inscribed on the World Heritage List.  Congrats, ”UNESCO posted on its official Twitter account on Tuesday.

Evidence of Harappan City Civilization – Dholavira is one of the oldest archeological sites in India.

Dholavira is one of the oldest archeological sites in India.  It is located in the Kutch district of Gujarat.  It is a place that symbolizes the glory of the Harappan civilization.  The ruins of Dholavira are a testament to the existence of a magnificent civilization and city in India as early as 3,000 BC.  There is historical evidence that the early stage of the Harappan civilization took place here from 2 thousand 650 to 2 thousand 550 BC. 

The Harappan civilization ran here for almost 800 years in five stages from rise to fall.  Subsequent droughts turned the area completely desert between 1900 and 1850 BC.  JP Joshi, then Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India, first identified the ruins of the history of the period between 1967–68.  Dholavira was the fifth largest city in the Harappan civilization.  Archaeologists have been excavating here since 1990.

The Ramappa Temple in Telangana was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site on July 25. Dholavira of the Harappan civilization received the recognition on Tuesday. This brings the number of World Heritage Sites in our country to 40. Gujarat has a total of four World Heritage Sites. They are: Dholavira, Champaner, Rani Ki Wow, Ahmedabad.

UNESCO recognition of Dholavira: Oldest archeological site in India | Harappan City Civilization.
UNESCO recognition of Dholavira: Oldest archeological site in India | Harappan City Civilization.

Areas of natural and cultural significance are thus recognized as World Heritage Sites. This recognition is given to current and future generations with common priorities.