Time travel to the Harappan Civilisation - LOTHAL!

Tripoto
25th Oct 2013
Photo of Time travel to the Harappan Civilisation - LOTHAL! by Nikita Mathur

Lothal is one of the southernmost cities of Indus valley civilization. It was excavated until the year 1960 and it has been determined that there was some settlemement in the yester years.

Day 1
Photo of Lothal Harappan Period Archaeological Site, Saragwala, Gujarat, India by Nikita Mathur

You can still see the brick outlines of the houses and there is a Archeological museum here where all the objects obtained have been showcased, ranging from utensils used for cooking and eating to spears used for hunting.(photography not allowed)

google.com

Photo of Lothal Harappan Period Archaeological Site, Saragwala, Gujarat, India by Nikita Mathur

Due to the fragile nature of unbaked bricks and frequent floods, the superstructures of all buildings have receded. Dwarfed walls, platforms, wells, drains, baths and paved floors are visible.

Photo of Lothal Old town, Saragwala, Gujarat, India by Nikita Mathur

The ancient well and drainage system

Photo of Lothal Old town, Saragwala, Gujarat, India by Nikita Mathur
Photo of Lothal Old town, Saragwala, Gujarat, India by Nikita Mathur

The dominant sight at Lothal is the massive dockyard which has helped make this place so important to international archaeology.

Photo of Lothal Old town, Saragwala, Gujarat, India by Nikita Mathur

It is considered that given the small number of graves discovered—only 17 in an estimated population of 15,000—the citizens of Lothal also practised cremation of the dead.

One such twin burial from lothal

Photo of Lothal Harappan Period Archaeological Site, Saragwala, Gujarat, India by Nikita Mathur

Distance from Ahmedabad - Approx. 80 kms (When we visited, the roads were in pretty dilapidated condition)

Lothal has been proposed as an UNESCO site with approval pending. But, this truly amazes me on how these remains give us proof of the existence of ancient civilisation.

Be the first one to comment