World’s Largest Museum Of Harappan Culture In Haryana To Showcase 5000-Year-Old Artefacts

by Sushmita Mahanta
World’s Largest Museum Of Harappan Culture In Haryana To Showcase 5000-Year-Old Artefacts

Haryana will soon be home to the World’s largest museum of Harappan culture. According to officials, Rakhigarhi in Haryana is all set for its upcoming museum on the Harappan heritage. The museum will showcase about 5,000-year-old Indus Valley artifacts. Haryana’s Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar reviews the ongoing construction of the World’s largest museum and visits the site on Saturday. The CM further directs the officials of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to complete the excavation work of the protected site at the earliest. He also instructs them to ensure the security of the sites and to protect the sites from damage.

About The World’s Largest Museum Of Harappan Culture

The Harappan civilization is known for its creations of sculptures, seals, pottery, and jewelry.  The materials used by the civilization are terracotta, metal, and stone. The construction of the World’s largest museum to showcase such artifacts is a proud moment for India.

According to reports, officials are working on making a list of artifacts found during the excavation work. These also include the artifacts that the villagers around the Rakhigarhi area still possess. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar reveals that the name of the villagers will be on display along with the item in the museum.

The World’s largest museum on Harappan culture in Haryana will have a children’s zone. The zone will help to educate them recreationally. The museum will also have an open-air theatre, galleries, and a library. Take a look at the video of Haryana’s CM inspecting the construction site:

About The Civilization Found In Rakhigarhi, Haryana

According to archaeology experts, the evidence of ancient civilization indicates that Rakhigarhi in Haryana was more prosperous than Harappa and Mohenjo Daro. However, this observation is done only in terms of trade exchange.

The civilization found in Rakhigarhi, which spreads across over 550 hectares, dates back to 5,000-5,500 BC. The archaeological evidence in Rakhigarhi spreads over Rakhi Khas and Rakhi Shahpur. The excavation process of the site began in 1963 and advanced between 1998 and 2001. Another excavation took place in 2013, 2016, and 2022.

During the initial excavations, seven mounds, RGR 1 to RGR 7, were found and these together make the largest settlements of the Harappan culture.

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