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The wall of Vadnagar
Vadnagar in Gujarat is the only town in India that has been in existence continuously from the 6th century BCE, and this was probably made possible by a fortification wall that archaeological evidence suggests was first built during the Mauryan period. Text by T.S. Subramanian and Photographs by GANESH JAWARIKAR of ASI

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An excellent archeological report. The site evidences Indus Script on lead and transition to Brahmi script on terracotta tablets. Indications of metalworking (lead seal with script hieroglyphs) provides the link with the Bronze Age mintwork. A pathbreaking contribution, indeed, to fill the so-called dark period after 1900 BCE, and to link with sites such as Lothal and Dholavira to narrate the continuity in ancient historical traditions. Did Nal Sarovar link Lothal and Dholavira to provide for a navigable waterway? Thanks to TS Subramanian for the insightful narrative.
from:  kalyanaraman
Posted on: Oct 24, 2017 at 05:53 IST
Good job by #Frontlinemagazine,,this information is very useful for us to know the back life of humans of India.
from:  Govind Rathore
Posted on: Oct 8, 2017 at 13:32 IST
The article says: "He recorded the existence of ten Buddhist sanghas.....a hundred Buddhist monks were staying in.....". But as per Book-'Records of Western Countries' Vol I.11, Translated by Samuel Beal, Page 268-"There are some ten Sangharamas with less then 1000 priest". I hope it was unintentionally quote by the comment person or a mistake by the writer.Because there is a not only the difference between the numbers; 1000 suppose to be shows the importance of the cultural-religious-economic bonding with two different communities in that particular time.
from:  Mr. Prithwi Sengupta
Posted on: Sep 29, 2017 at 17:11 IST
Useful information...
from:  Shital kapade
Posted on: Sep 27, 2017 at 17:26 IST

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