KaliBangan
Location: 205-km From Bikaner, Rajasthan
Famous For: Remains Of Harappan Settlements
Discovery: Well Developed Ceramic Industry
 

Situated 205 kms from the city of Bikaner, is the small town of Kalibanga, which is located in Hanumangarh district. The remnants of the pre-Harappan and Harappan settlements have been found at this place. A site of delight for the archaeology enthusiasts, its Archaeology date back to the Harappan and pre-Harappan times.

Archaeology at Kalibanga reveal that Rajasthan had been an important centre of the ceramic industry. The paintings on the ancient pottery from Kalibanga bear close affinity and resemblance with the Harappan designs. The contemporary potters of Rajasthan were fully aware of the Indus Valley ceramic handicrafts and industry.

 

The extensive remains of the pre-Harappan and Harappan civilizations, found at this place in the Hanumangarh district, are of immense interest. This place houses immense treasure of our past and is of particular interest to archaeology enthusiasts.

Discovered by A. Ghosh (director-general of the Archaeological Survey of India), this site, is of archaeological significance because it contains both pre-Harappan and Harappan remains; and therein can be seen the transition between the two cultures. Although the pre-Harappan culture worked copper and produced pottery, it had no writing system, and its ruins lack the orderly layout and use of baked brick that is found in the later Harappan sites. Excavations reveal that Rajasthan had been an important centre of the ceramic industry. The paintings on the ancient pottery bear close affinity and resemblance with the Harappan designs. The contemporary potters of Rajasthan were well aware of the Indus Valley ceramic handicrafts and industry. The Harappan remains include a cemetery and a fortified citadel.

Postage stamp on Kalibanga -

Issue Date : 14/12/1961
Dinomination : 0.90
Stamp Serial Number : 0447
Name : KALIBANGAN SEAL
Currency : P
Type : COMMEMORATIVE
Language : English

 


Stamp on Kalibangan