Published: 06.05.2010
Updated: 17.12.2012

Rakhigarhi, Haryana, India

Rakhigarhi, or Rakhi Garhi, is a village in Hisar District in the northwest Indian state of Haryana, around 150 kilometers from Delhi.

29.17N - 76.07E

It lies on the Chautang  River. In 1963 archeologists discovered the village was the site of an extensive city, part of the Indus Valley Civilization.

Since 1997 the Archaeological Survey of India  has undertaken a detailed excavation of the site, revealing the size of the lost city (at least 2.2 km²) and recovering numerous artifacts, some over 5,000 years old. Evidence of paved roads, drainage system, large rainwater collection, storage system, terracotta  brick, statue production, and skilled metal working (in both bronze and precious metals) has been uncovered. Jewellery, including bangles made from terracotta, conch shells, gold, and semi-precious stones, has also been found.

29.170000, 76.070000

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