Ancient Site of Khokhrakot

Ancient Site of Khokhrakot

Ancient Site of Khokhrakot

Location -: Rohtak, District-Rohtak

Situation -: Located in the heart of the Rohtak City

Under protection of -: Government of India

Period -: Circa 800 BC to 10-11th century AD

History and description -: The ancient mound, locally known as Khokhrakot, is identified with the historical town of Rohitika-Rohtak, the present name is derived from its ancient identity. It finds mention in the great epic Mahabharata and the Painted Grey Ware, a class of pottery associated with epic age, was found in the archaeological excavations, is the testimony of its antiquity. This site was the capital of Yaudheya Republic. Sculptures, coins, terracotta figurines and other smaller objects ranging from 8th century BC to 11th century AD have been found here. As tradition goes, this town was re-established by a famous ruler. This site was jointly excavated by Prof Manmohan Kumar of Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak and Shri J.S.Khatri of the Department of Archaeology & Museums, Government of Haryana.

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