Excavations show that the Harappan civilization fell due to the drying of the Saraswati River

Excavations show that the Harappan civilization fell due to the drying of the Saraswati River

The Harappan civilization it has been a puzzle for decades. During the excavations at Rakhigarhi, carried out jointly by archaeologists from Deccan College in Pune and the Haryana department of archeology together with forensic scientists from Seoul National University in South Korea, the history of this civilization is about to be rewritten.

“After the work we are doing in Rakhigarhi, we can confirm that Harappan civilization is at least 1,000 years older than we thought. Contrary to what we thought, it arose in the east and moved west, "said Vasant Shinde, vice-dean of Deccan College and director of the team of archaeologists.

Shinde has also stressed that the priority for this excavation was to think that Rakhigarhi had housed the three phases of the Harappan culture, but the work of archaeologists shows that this place collapsed around 2,000 BC. and that this can be explained by the Saraswati river drying this year.

Shinde's findings are shared by Amarendra Nath, who led an excavation at Rakhigari during the years 1997 and 2000.

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A professor at the University of Delhi who has preferred to remain anonymous, declares that these new investigations do not have academic support but are motivated by political-ideological reasons and believes that it is an attempt to rewrite history.


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