Bhagatrav

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Bhagatrav
भगत्रव
Bhagatrav is located in India
Bhagatrav
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Location Hansot, Bharuch district, Gujarat, India
Coordinates 21°33′55″N 72°45′25″E / 21.56528°N 72.75694°E / 21.56528; 72.75694Coordinates: 21°33′55″N 72°45′25″E / 21.56528°N 72.75694°E / 21.56528; 72.75694
Type Settlement
History
Cultures Indus Valley Civilization

Bhagatrav (Sanskrit: भगत्रव) is a minor archaeological site belonging to the Indus valley civilization. Excavated by the Archaeological Survey of India led by Dr. S. R. Rao, Bhagatrav is located in Hansot (51 km away from Surat) taluka of Bharuch district in south Gujarat, near the coastline with the Arabian Sea, and gives access to the agate-bearing mines and forested hills of the valleys of the rivers Narmada and Tapti.[1]

Port[edit]

Bhagatrav seems to be have been an important port, as Lothal.[2] However, backwaters of sea and floods from Kim river has washed out the site to a large extent and only peripheral area is left for exploration and for eight months in a year, the site is surrounded by water.[2]

Significance[edit]

It is observed that flood was one of the reasons for decline/destruction of some Harappan settlements such as Bhagatrav, Lothal, Rangpur, Desalpur, Chanhu-daro etc.[2]

This is one of southern most Harappan settlements and the distance between Manda, Jammu (one of northernmost Harappan settlement located in Jammu and Kashmir) and Bhagatrav is about 1350 km.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ghosh, Amalanada, ed. (1990). An Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology. Leiden: Brill. pp. 73, 79, 90, 291. ISBN 9789004092648. 
  2. ^ a b c Director General, Archeological Survey of India (1962). Ancient India (18–19): 190–197 http://books.google.com/books?id=impDAAAAYAAJ&q=bhagatrav&dq=bhagatrav |url= missing title (help). 

External links[edit]

IVC sites Map [1]