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Excavations at Kalibangan

In 1969, archaeologist BK Thapar excavated Kalibangan (Rajasthan, India). They dug out a settlement that dates back to the mature IVC phase (c. 2600 BC) along the banks of the now-extinct Sarasvati river.

But the archaeologist was shocked. He saw that the 4500-year-old houses had tiled floors. And the tiled floors were painted with a design. ‘This is exactly the design on the floor of my own house’- the startled archaeologist exclaimed. Such is the continuity of past and present in India!


  1. Excavations at Kalibangan: The early Harappans (1960-69), Archaeological Survey Of India.
kalibangan.txt · Last modified: 2021/05/28 06:07 by chankya