UPSC History The Harappan Civilization Question Bank Indus Valley Civizlization

  • question_answer Which of the following Indus Valley Civilization site was located on the Iranian border?

    A)  Surkotada                    

    B)  Sutkagen Dor   

    C)         Kot Diji

    D)         Balakot           

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Sutkagen Dor is the westernmost known archaeological site of Indus Valley Civilization. It is located about 480 km west of Makran coast near the Iran border in Balochistan province of Pakistan. Sutkagen Dor would have been on the trade route from Lothal in Gujarat to Mesopotamia and was probably heavily involved in the fishing trade similar to that which exists today in the coast along Balochistan. Surkotada was a small, 3.5 acre site northeast of Bhuj, in Gujarat. Kot Diji was located on the east bank of Indus River in Khaiipur province in Sindh. Balakot, a westerly outspot of the Harappan Civiliation was excavated by Dr. George Dales in 1973.

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