US space agency NASA and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will soon be coming together to inspect the excavation that is being carried out at an archaeological site in Haryana’s Fatehabad district. The archaeologists have recovered artefacts from the site which is located in village Kunal and it is believed that these artefacts are from the date back to a period before the Harappan Civilisation. However, as per the reports by Zee News, if the information turns out to be true, then these artefacts could establish evidence of the existence of the oldest civilisation in the world.
Haryana Archaeology and Museums Minister Ram Bilas Sharma on Monday said that both the agencies, NASA and ISRO, are likely to start the inspection from October this year. He was further quoted by IANS as saying, “The recovery of artefacts, estimated to be 6,000 years old, strongly indicated that the civilisation that had flourished in Kunal was, in fact, the oldest civilisation in the world. The Harappan Civilisation, considered so far to be the oldest civilisation, flourished about 3,500 years ago.”
The artefacts recovered included ornaments and pots, apart from spherical structures. Meanwhile, the Haryana government is considering to establish international-level museums at Kunal and Rakhigarhi.
Earlier this month, Indian Express reported that an excavation was carried out by the Haryana Archaeology department, Indian Archaelogical Society, a private organisation and National Musuem, as a joint project for two months at Kunal village in Haryana,which was billed as the biggest archaeological site in the state. It yielded substantive finds, including a kitchen hearth that may confirm the site to be among the oldest Harappan sites, as per what officials associated with the dig said. The dig was wrapped up on March 30 and the findings were being scientifically examined.