The Archaeological Museum of Ropar houses several archaeological elements of an excavated Harappan site like relics of Harappan civilization. It also features other ancient elements like Northern Black Polished Ware culture of 600 BC, Painted Grey Ware culture of 1000 BC, steatite seal, copper and bronze implements, ring stone, jewelry beads, metallic implements, pottery, wheeled toys, shards, Yakshi images, and gold coins of Chandragupta. There are three mounds at Ropar i.e. N, S, and W. The S mound is occupied by the present-day town whereas excavations were confined to the N and W mounds. A mound that is said to be a treasure from rich Indus Valley Civilisation is still visible beside the museum complex. Most of these excavations that are on display at the museum have disclosed layered inhabitation that is evident in the artifacts from the Shakya, Kushana, and Gupta periods. An undamaged grave with the skeleton and original ceremonial pottery are encased separately here.
The Archaeological Museum Ropar is situated on the bank of River Sutlej along the Ghaggar-Hakra beds. It is about 40 km north east of Chandigarh and it lies on Rupnagar – Chandigarh highway. In 1998, the museum was opened to the public. The museum showcases the archaeological remains of an excavated site near Ropar. Also, it is the first Harappan site excavated in independent India and it reveals the evolution of cultures and traditions from Harappan to medieval times. Further, these excavations highlight a sequence of six Periods such as Period I (Harappa, c. 2100 to 14OOB.C.); II (PGW, c. 1000 to 600 B.C.).
Archaeological Site Museum Ropar, Chandigarh Rupnagar Highway Punjab, India
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