Surkotada

Around 2300 BC, the Harappans came to Surkotada and built a fortified citadel and residential annexed, made of mud brick, mud lumps and rubble containing houses with bathrooms and drains.They had painted pottery with Indus alphabet painted on the pots, chart blades and copper objects, a typical Harappan seal has also been found. Other interesting finds are clay lingam like objects evidently of cult significance. A piece of charred rope adds to the variety of the finds. Bones of the Equus from the earliest levels are the other important discovery in that they show the Harappans knew the animal. Some important finds are a typical Harappan terracotta seal, a heavy copper chisel, a hoard of copper beads and bangles and terracotta toys, tanks and beads besides animal skeletal remains of the horse, camel, Elephant and sheep. The excavations have revealed that the Harappans lived here along with an antecedent culture with all their typical modes of habitations and cultural assemblage and continued even after the mature phase was over.Surkotada is approachable from Bhuj by road and a regular bus service is available. Nearest Airport is Bhuj. Distance from Bhuj to Surkotada is 85 Km approx.

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