Lohari Ragho

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Lohari Ragho
लोहारी राघो
Lohari Ragho is located in India
Lohari Ragho
Shown within India
Location Hisar, Haryana, India
Coordinates 29°16′29″N 76°4′17″E / 29.27472°N 76.07139°E / 29.27472; 76.07139Coordinates: 29°16′29″N 76°4′17″E / 29.27472°N 76.07139°E / 29.27472; 76.07139
Type Settlement
Periods 3200–2600 BC
Cultures Indus Valley Civilization

Lohari Ragho is a village located in Hisar, Haryana, India. It is 55 km from Hisar and 178 km from Chandigarh.[1] It is located near the bigger ancient site of Rakhigarhi.

Indus Valley Civilization Site[edit]

Sisai is an Indus Valley Civilization site with three mounds Sisai 1, Sisai 2 and Sisai 2.

Bolstering the status of Rakhigarhi as the largest Indus Valley Civilization metropolis on the banks of Drishadvati river (current day paleochannel of Chautang), at least 23 other Indus Valley Civilization sites within 5 km (at 4 sites), 10 km (at least 10 sites) and 15 km (at least 9 sites) radius of Rakhigarhi have been discovered till 2001. Some of the raw materials were procured from the nodal Rakhigarhi site and finished products were brought back to the nodal Rakhigarhi site for marketing.[2]

Within 5 km radius are early Harappan (4600 BCE - 2800 BCE) site of Gamra and mature Harappan (2600 BCE - 1400 BCE) sites of Budana, Haibatpur and Lohari Ragho 3.[2]

Within 5 km to 10 km radius, early Harappan sites are Lohari Ragho 1, Lohari Ragho 2 and Kheri Lochab-Kheri Jalab. Mature Harappan small farmstead sites are Milakpur and Gunkali. Small farmstead sites of Kinnar, Nara and Mirchpur have material from both mature and late Harappan period. late Harappan (after 1400 BCE) sites are Sotha and Gandaswala Khera.[2]

Within 5 km to 10 km radius are early, mature and late Harrpan sites. To the north-west of Rakhigarhi are Panhari, Gyanpura, Sotha, Kagsar, Sulchani and south-west of Rakhigarhi are Sisai 1, 2 and 3, Rajpura 2, Pali and Masudpur.[2]

Lohari Ragho sites[edit]

Three mounds belonging to the Sothi-Siswal ceramic period were found during excavations in 1980. Archaeological remains were reported first time by Dhoop Singh and Chanderpal Singh from the Department of Archaeology and Museums, Haryana. A lot of Harappan ceramics have been found on the site such as globular jars, vases, bowls, basins and fast wheel pottery made of red ware.[3]

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[[Category:Pre-Indus Valley Civilisation