Ramappa temple in Telangana received the heritage tag from UNESCO recently and the entire nation has rejoiced. Now the Harappan city of Dholavira located in Gujarat received a similar tag on Tuesday. This happened two days after the Ramappa temple was recognized. Dholavira joined the heritage list for its 4500 years history and it is one of the largest Harappan sites of the country. Dholavira is the fifth-largest one in the sub-continent between 2900 BC-1500 BC. UNESCO stated Dholavira as one of the most remarkable and well-preserved urban settlements of South Asia. Dholavira was discovered in 1968 and has unique characteristics, structure, water management system. It is constructed using stones and specila burial structures.
Absolutely delighted by this news.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 27, 2021
Dholavira was an important urban centre and is one of our most important linkages with our past. It is a must visit, especially for those interested in history, culture and archaeology. https://t.co/XkLK6NlmXx pic.twitter.com/4Jo6a3YVro
Dholavira also used copper, stone, shells and several semi-precious stones, gold, jewellery are located in the city. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is extremely delighted with the news and he shared the pictures of his experience during his visit to Dholavira. He called Dholavira as one of the most important links to the past. The decision of Ramappa temple and Dholavira was taken in the 44th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Fuzhou that took place in China. Eric Falt, UNESCO New Delhi Director congratulated the nation and revealed about their contributions for history. Eric Falt said Dholavira is a clear witness for the rise and fall of an early civilization of the mankind.
By Siva Kumar