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Harappan Couple Found Buried Together For First Time

1/9/2019 1:08:20 PM
written By : Team India Se Print

Photo: Courtesy The Times of India

Archaeologists from the Deccan College Deemed University in  Pune have discovered two skeletons, a young man and a woman, buried at the same time in the same grave with the man facing the woman, reports The Times of India.

It is the first archaeologically confirmed joint burial of a couple in a Harappan cemetery. The grave was found in a Harappan settlement at Rakhigarhi in Haryana, about 150 km from Delhi.

The two bodies were found face up with their arms and legs extended.

Vasant Shinde, vice-chancellor of the university, said the Harappans believed in life after death, which accounts for the pottery found in the grave. The pots might have contained food and water for the dead, he said.

The manner in which they were buried – with the man’s face turned towards the woman – might have been a mark of their undying love for each other.

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