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Dholavira Makes its Way to Become A World Heritage Site

Dholavira Makes its Way to Become A World Heritage Site



Dholavira, an ancient Harappan city in Gujarat was announced as the 40th World Heritage Site by UNESCO on Tuesday. The ruins of the ancient city are spread over 100 hectares. It is also believed to be a flourishing settlement for at least 1500 years. The Archaeological Survey of India has documented that this ancient town has proof of the rise and fall of the Indus Valley Civilization. The site was found in 1968 by archaeologist Jagat Pati Joshi. With the inclusion of Dholavira, India joined a prestigious rank of countries like Italy, China and France who have 40 or more World Heritage Sites.