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Intact Granary Discovered at Harappan Village

Friday, May 23, 2014

Harrappan-Granary-IndiaHARYANA, INDIA—A well-preserved granary with at least seven rooms has been uncovered in Rakhigarhi, named the largest Harappan site by the Archaeological Survey of India. “Rakhigarhi is ideal to study the growth of the culture. We’ve found evidence for the beginning, dating back to 5,500 B.C.,” archaeologist Vasant Shinde of Deccan College told The Hindu Business Line. The site is also on the Global Heritage Fund list of endangered sites in Asia because of continued farming, looting, and lack of security. A burial site that could help scientists learn more about the Harappans has also been excavated. “But we’ve exhumed only one body as the site is under a field of standing crops,” Shinde explained.