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Harappa is a town in Punjab, northeast Pakistan, located beside a former course of the Ravi River and about 35 km southwest of Sahiwal.

The modern town is built beside the remains of an ancient city, which became part of the Indus Valley Civilisation and Cemetery H culture. The city was founded about 3300 BC [1] and was inhabited until about 1600 BC.


[1] The earliest radiocarbon dating mentioned on the web is 2725+-185 BC (uncalibrated) or 3338, 3213, 3203 BC calibrated, giving a midpoint of 3251 BC. Maybe this comes from S.P.Gupta, 1993, "Longer chronology of the Indus-Saraswati Civilization", Puratattva, No. 23, 1992-93, pp. 21-29.

Excavations of the city are described at http://www.harappa.com.