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20 September 2004
Ancient site unearthed in Rajasthan

Remnants of an approximately three-millennium-old human settlement have been unearthed from archaeological excavations in southern Rajasthan (India). Excavations at the Ahar-Banas (3000-1500 BCE) site of Gilund in Chitoregarg district revealed a set of massive parallel mud-brick walls, built of very hard reddish-yellow mud bricks with yellow mortar.
     A 'bin' containing 135 seal impressions, pottery and some deep black earth was also unearthed from the 'building', sources said. The 135 seal impressions, made from both round and rectangular seals, did not have any writing on them. They were also not comparable to the classic stamp seal of the Indus civilisation, they added.
     The excavations were carried out by a team of experts from University of Pennsylvania and Pune's Deccan College in the area which comprises the eastern border of the Indus civilisation.

Source: PTI, Mid Day (18 September 2004)

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