Dholavira (Archaeological Site)
धोलावीरा (सिंधु घाटी सभ्यता का प्राचीन शहर) City: digged from earth.
The site was discovered in 1967-8 by J. P. Joshi ex. D.G. of A.S.I. and is the fifth largest of eight major Harappan sites. It has been under excavation since 1990 by the Archaeological Survey of India, which opines that "Dholavira has indeed added new dimensions to personality of Indus Valley Civilisation. Dholavira, an ancientmetropolitan city, and locally known as 'Kotada Timba Prachin Mahanagar Dholavira', is one of the largest and most prominent archaeological sites in India, belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization. It is located on the 'Khadir' island in the Kutch district of Gujarat, which is surrounded by water in the monsoon season. The site was occupied from about 2900 BCE for about a millennium, declining slowly after about 2100 BCE, briefly abandoned and then reoccupied, finally by villagers among its ruins, until about 1450 BCE......Visit Page.