Dholavira: The Rise and Fall of a Harrapan City
The Harrapan city of Dholavira flourished for 1,200 years (3,000 BCE-1,800 BCE) as an important outpost of the Indus Valley civilization. Eventually, it succumbed to climate change and the shifting of rivers away from its shores. It lay buried for several millennia before being rediscovered in 1956. Dholavira is unique among Harrapan cities due to its elaborate water storage and distribution systems, well-organized town planning and sophisticated construction methods.