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Ancient site of Ther Mound


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Ancient site of Ther mound

Location -: Sirsa, District- Sirsa

Situation -: Located on south-east of Sirsa city

Under protection of -: Government of India

Period -: Circa 6th-5th century BC to 12th century AD

History and description -: Sirsa is believed to be one of the oldest towns located in Haryana, the ancient route leading to Taxila. Its present name is derived from the ancient name Sarishika, which finds mention in the Mahabharta, Panini's Ashtadhyayi and Buddhist text Divyavadana. The ruins of the ancient Sarishika are presumably buried in this mound. This extensive site is spread over an area of about five kms. in circumference with a maximum height of about fifteen meters. No archaeological excavations have so far been conducted at this site. Stone sculptures, coins, an inscription, pottery pieces and other antiquities collected from surface exploration are sufficient to prove its archaeological relevance.

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