250 acres size ancient (2650 BCE) well-planned Hindu City called Dholavira was discovered by J.P.Jodhi at Gujarat State in 1967-8. City had planned Houses, Market, Dam, Water Channels, Water Tanks, Underground Drainage system, a sport stadium of 10000 sitting capacity, dedicated roads with Sign-boards, Costal route for trade, Language texts,etc (watch clips below). Actual excavation has started since 1990 by Archaeological Survey of India.
It was not just planned modern city but metal things that were recovered also proved that since 4700 years (or before) Hindu people knew how to extract metals and make Gold/Copper/Bronze/Silver items.
Various materials were found in excavation like – Jars, cooking pots, Bronze -hammer/chisel/mirror, Gold -wire/ear stud/globules with holes, Copper – Celts/bangles, etc. See more details of recovered items here
Fore many photos and details visit HERE
Watch NDTV documentary on Dholavira and other nearby visiting sites Rani Ki Vav and Sun Temple at Modhera in following clip
Dholavira documentary at NDTV
Inside Dholavira City (Via kunzum)
Bailey – the residential complex at Dholavira
Underground Drainage System at Dholavira
Water Reservoir at Dholavira
Remnants of Dholavira Civilization
Dholavira Excavation Photos:
Dholavira City Layout
Dholavira (Indus) Script
- Dholavira Cty @ Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dholavira
- Dholavira many photos and information@ HERE
- Visit Youtube or indiavideo.org for more visiting places in India
- NDTV: seven wonders of india Documentary
- Various clips on india tourist sites @ Kunzum youtube playlist
Image credits: “en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dholavira”
Sources: NDTV news, IndiaVideos.org, Google search, Wikipedia, Youtube, and all other links in the post.