News: The Government has proposed to set up an Indian Institute of Heritage and Conservation under the Ministry of Culture, and develop five archaeological sites as “iconic sites” with onsite museums.
|Rakhigarhi||Hissar, Haryana||· One of the most prominent and largest sites of the Harappan civilisation|
|Hastinapur||Meerut, Uttar Pradesh||· finds mention in the Mahabharata and the Puranas· most significant discoveries made at this site was of the “new ceramic industry”, which was named the Painted Grey Ware|
|Sivsagar||Assam||· Served as the capital of the Ahom Kingdom from 1699 to 1788. Various constructions and artifacts belonging to the kingdom have been discovered|
|Dholavira||Khadir island of the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat||· One of the sites of Harappan Civilization|
|Adichnallur||Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu||· Famous for discovery of an ancient Tamil-Brahmi script on the inside of an urn containing a full human skeleton, a fragment of a broken earthenware, and the remains of living quarters.|