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Raja Karna ka Qila


Raja Karna Ka Qila

Location -: Kurukshetra, District : Kurukshetra

Situation -: About 3 kms. south-west of Thanesar. Adjacent to the Kurukshetra University Campus

Under protection of -: Government of India

Period -: Circa 400 BC to 300 AD & Medieval Culture

History and description -: The mound, first surveyed by Alexander Cunningham, was excavated by D.B. Spooner of Archeological Survey of India in 1921-23. Later, the archeological excavations by Prof U.V.Singh of Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra have yielded the remains of three cultural periods ranging from Circa 4th century BC to 3rd century AD.

Period-I (Circa 4th century BC to 1st Century BC) is represented by the Painted Grey ware of coarse fabric with beads of terracotta and semi-precious stones and other small antiquities of terracotta, bone etc. The two terracotta seals containing auspicious symbols (swastika, snake, nandipad and crescent) are the important antiquities of this period.

Period-II (Circa 1st century BC to 3rd Century AD) This cultural period is represented by houses of mud and baked bricks, red polished ware, stamped pottery, terracotta objects and a few clay sealings with Brahmi legends.

Period-III After a long gap, the site was rehabitated during the late medieval times in about 15th century AD. The remains of this period were identified on the northern fringe of the mound. It included houses, fortifications and a small house made of Lakhauri bricks with lime plaster.

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