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Ancient Period -- Archaeology in the Punjab

Title:Ancient Period -- Archaeology in the Punjab
Author:Fabri, Charles
Enumeration:Vol. 10 Issue no. 2; March 1957, p. 4-14
Abstract:Ancient monuments and finds in the Punjab accentuate the neglected state of archaeological research and the potential for further excavations, with the participation of private enterprise. The "key sites" excavated are Harappa and Taxila. Harappan life was characterized by well-ordered cities, copper implements, and other reckoners of culture and civilization, while Taxila, systematically excavated by Sir John Marshall, consists of the three successive towns of Bhir, Sirkap, and Sirsukh, dating between the Mauryas and the 6th-7th centuries CE. The Bhir mound yielded coins of Alexander the Great, Buddhistic establishments, and sculptures in grey schist (end 1st century BCE to 4th century CE), stucco (5th-6th centuries). Other important sites examined are in Kangra (with monuments of the Buddhist, Jaina, Hindu, and Sikh periods), Kurukshetra, the Salt Range and its neighbourhood, and the districts of Hissar, Rohtak, and Multan.

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