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Lothal

 
A full-fledged Harappan settlement was discovered at Lothal and similar Harappan centres at Rangpur, Rozdi and other places in Saurashtra and Kutch. Lothal is the name given to a mound near Saragwala, a village in Ahmedabad district. The name is derived from the Gujarati word "Loth" which means "the dead body". Lothal and other finds are now the oldest sites in India which have their links with pre-history.

The excavations at the site have brought to light a well-planned city with rows of houses. All the discoveries prove that the city must have been a commercial centre and a part carrying on commerce with the hinterland as well as foreign countries. Harappans might have come of this part of India and proceeded farther inland. While the Harappan civilization came to an end in Punjab, it continued for about 500 years more in Gujarat.

 
     
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