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Kunal Mound



Kunal Mound is an archeological site, located on the banks of the dried Saraswati River, in Fatehabad District of Haryana. The excavations at the site revealed the existence of Harappan culture.

Antiques unearthed include seals, terracotta cakes, script and natural motif. Monochrome and bio chrome natural motif have been identified. Two silver crowns, two tiaras, an armlet, a necklace, copper bangles, six disc-shaped gold beads and more than 10,000 beads of semi-precious stones were also discovered.

The triangle shaped terracotta cakes, which are considered to be the symbol of fertility in Rig Veda, revealed from the site explain a link between pre Harappan culture and Vedic culture. A painting with a horse and pipal motif depicts the existence of the Vedic culture.

Three phases of pre Harappan culture have been identified in the Kunal mound. In the early phase, people lived in pits. After that people lived in dwellings lined by molded mud bricks. Later, these dwellings were replaced by square and rectangular houses made of bricks.



Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Fatehabad

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