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Wiki Loves Monuments: Photograph a monument, help Wikipedia and win! Harappa From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For the historical civilization known as the Harappa, see Indus Valley Civilisation . Harappa Harappa Coordinates: 30°38′N 72°52′E Country Pakistan Province Punjab District Sahiwal District Tehsil Time zone Pakistan Standard Time ( UTC+5 ) Harappa ( Urdu / Punjabi : ہپڑہ , pronounced [ ppa ] ɦəɽə ː ) is an archaeological site in Punjab , northeast Pakistan , about 35 km (22 mi) west of Sahiwal . The site takes its name from a modern village located near the former course of the Ravi River . The current village of Harappa is 6 km (4 mi) from the ancient site. Although modern Harappa has a train station left from the British times, it is today just a small (pop. 15,000) crossroads town.
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The site of the ancient city contains the ruins of a Bronze Age fortified city, which was part of the Cemetery H culture and the Indus Valley Civilization , centered in Sindh and the Punjab . [1] The city is believed to have had as many as 23,500 residents—considered large for its time. [2] The ancient city of Harappa was greatly destroyed under the British Raj, when bricks from the ruins were used as track ballast in the making of the Lahore-Multan Railroad. In 2005, a controversial amusement park scheme at the site was abandoned when builders unearthed many archaeological artifacts during the early stages of construction work. A plea from the prominent Pakistani archaeologist Ahmed Hasan Dani to the Ministry of Culture resulted in a restoration of the site. [3] Contents [ hide ] 1 History 2 Culture and economy 3 Archaeology 4 Suggested Earliest writing 5 Notes 6 See also 7 References 8 External links [ edit ] History
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Location of Harappa in the Indus Valley and extent of Indus Valley Civilization (green).
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