The Harappan city of Dholavira in Gujarat has been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage. Dholavira has been included as a World Heritage Site after the 44th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee (WHC). Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed this achievement as very good news. Another city of India has been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage.
UNESCO on Tuesday announced the inclusion of Dholavira in the list of UNESCO World Heritage. Prime Minister Modi tweeted that he is very happy with this news. Dholavira was an important urban center and has one of the most important links we have with our past. Especially those interested in history, culture and archeology must visit this place.
The archaeological site i.e. Dholavira is located on the Indo-Pakistan border of Kutch in Gujarat. The remains of the Harappan civilization have been found from here.
World famous for its unique heritage, the Dholavira site is located in the island ‘Khadir’ in the middle of ‘Rann of Kutch’ and is believed to be more than five thousand years old. It is also known as the world’s first ancient metropolis. Dholavira is one of the oldest sites of Harappan civilization.
The remains and ruins of the Indus Valley Civilization are believed to have been found at Dholavira, and it was one of the largest ancient cities of that civilization. Geographically, it is located on Khadirbet Island within the Wildlife Sanctuary and thousands of birds also come here.
This city of Harappan culture was known in 1960 and its excavation continued till 1990. Harappa, Mohenjodaro, Ganeriwala, Rakhigarh, Dholavira and Lothal are the 6 old metropolitan cities of ancient culture. Of these, Dholavira and Lothal are located in India, in which today Dholavira has been included as a World Heritage Site.
There was an old demand of the people of the village that this site should be declared as a World Heritage Site.