Sunday, July 5, 2020
Home News Reports 2000 BC copper-bronze age chariots, weapons found by ASI suggest a highly sophisticated 'warrior...

2000 BC copper-bronze age chariots, weapons found by ASI suggest a highly sophisticated ‘warrior clan’ civilisation

Also Read

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

In a recent excavation near the Sanauli village in UP’s Baghpat, the Archeological Survey of India has discovered the ‘First Ever’ physical evidence of chariots being used in a near 2000 BC period. As per reports, the excavation that has turned up royal burial sites with sophisticated weaponry, ornaments, pottery and other materials suggest that a highly sophisticated ‘warrior class’ civilisation in that region.

The 3-month long excavation was reportedly started in March this year is 120 metres away from a 2005 excavation site that had turned up 116 burial sites which were similar to that of Harappan civilisation. However, as per ASI experts, though further investigations need to be carried out to determine the race of the remains, the current findings do not belong to the Harappan civilisation. A total of 3 chariots have been reportedly found with decorated copper motifs. As mentioned by The Daily Pioneer, these findings are expected to add further insights into researches on the history and dates of Mahabharata period.

SK Manjul, the director of Institute of Archeology has reportedly stated that the wheels of the chariots rotated on a fixed axle linked by a draft pole to the yoke of a pair of animals. The superstructure attached to the axle contains a platform, protective side screens and a dashboard. The wheels and the pole are decorated with copper motifs symbolising the rays of the sun. Although the experts are yet to be certain on whether the chariots were pulled by bulls or horse, they are of the opinion that it was probably horses.

The coffins found have copper designs too, consisting of peepal leaf-shaped crowns, flower motifs and anthropomorphic figures, suggesting a royal burial. Manjul has added such burial sites have been found in the subcontinent for the first time. He reportedly added that though burial coffins have been found in Harappa, Mohenjo-Daro and Dholavira, they never had any copper decorations. The designs of the chariots and other items found are reminiscent of TV portrayal of mythological figures.

Amongst other findings are helmets, swords, daggers and shields. The swords have copper covered hilts and a medial ridge making it strong enough for warfare. The archaeologists have reportedly stated that the population that inhabited the region then was warrior class. ASI has also found steatite beads, combs, mirrors and pottery suggesting a highly sophisticated and culturally evolved civilisation. The findings have been dated to around 2200 to 1800 BC, showing that the civilisation was at par with Mesopotamia, Georgia and Greek civilisations.

Some of the burial graves reportedly contained full skeletal remains while some had partial remains and pots, suggesting secondary burials and even symbolic burials. Many semi-precious and gold beads have also been found. The experts state that these findings suggest that the civilisation was also theologically advanced and culturally, aesthetically sophisticated.

The archaeologist SK Manjul reportedly stated that the existence of a pre-iron age warrior clan civilisation that was so culturally-advanced gives a new dimension to our understanding of our own past history.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Trending now

Kanpur encounter: Circle Officer DSP Devendra Mishra’s heads and toes cut off by Vikas Dubey’s men, autopsy reveals

The autopsy report of the eight policemen who died in one of the bloodiest encounters in UP History has revealed Maoist-style ambush and extreme brutality.

Uttar Pradesh: Ahead of Bakri Eid, PETA’s appeal to stop goat slaughter infuriates Islamic clerics, bully them into removing hoardings

PETA had put up a hoarding in Qaiserbagh, which displayed a huge picture of a goat and urged people to turn vegan

Pakistan: Hindu panchayat stops temple construction in Islamabad after radical extremists destroy boundary wall

According to a Hindu government civil servant, Pritam Das Rathi, about 3,000 Hindus live in Islamabad and the outskirts of the capital city without a temple or a crematorium.

Kim Kardashian as First Lady? Rapper Kanye West announces he is running for US President, Elon Musk extends his support

US-based rapper Kanye West today took to Twitter to announce that he's going to run for President in the upcoming Presidential elections in America.

While Maharashtra govt threatens action against Patanjali for Coronil, state municipal corporations endorse “unani kadha” as a remedy against coronavirus

Several municipal corporations in Maharashtra have started promoting Unani Kadha to bookst immunity against Coronavirus

China’s ‘Century of Humiliation’: How period between First Opium War in 1839 and victory of CCP in 1949 shapes China’s view about the world

The Chinese claim to Vladivostok is a stark reminder of the extent to which the 'Century of Humiliation' plays a very crucial role in shaping China's foreign policy.

Recently Popular

Congress leaders and anti-BJP trolls spread fake news that Modi’s visit to Leh military hospital was staged: Here are the facts

The Conference Hall of the Leh Army Hospital has been convereted into a ward for soldiers with minor injuries, that does not mean it is fake

Amidst chants of Allah hu Akbar and ‘Jai Bheem Jai Meem’, Vinod Kashyap was murdered: The Dalit killing fields of North East Delhi

It was the 24th of February 2020 and the atmosphere was tense with anti-CAA protests turning into anti-Hindu Delhi riots

Swara Bhasker starrer web series gets record low ratings, leftist elites claim it is because she opposes BJP, not because it is bad

Swara Bhaskar starrer 'Rasbhari' streaming on Amazon Prime has got record low ratings on IMDb.

Suspended Hindustan Times reporter issues apology after Hinduphobic tweet goes viral, says her comment is being taken out of context

Suspended Hindustan Times reporter Shristi Jaiswal has issued an apology after her Hinduphobic tweet went viral on social media.

No, BJP leader Vikas Dubey is not the gangster who killed 8 policemen in Kanpur, read how Congress trolls spread fake news

Several trolls took to social media to share an image of a BJP leader along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister to claim that the person was the notorious gangster Vikas Dubey, to allege that he belonged to BJP.

Swara Bhaskar tries to exploit Sushant Singh Rajput’s death to label herself as an outsider: Here is how that is patently false

While Swara Bhaskar claims to be an outsider in Bollywood, her mother Ira Bhaskar was a member of censor board

Retired Gorkha soldiers get domicile certificates in Jammu and Kashmir

Of the around 6,600 persons issued domicile certificate by Jammu and Kashmir government, majority are retired Gorkha soldiers and officers

Vikas Dubey got a call from police station before raid, I saw nothing, claims gangster’s aide who was arrested last night

8 police personnel were killed and six cops were injured in Kanpur during a police raid to nab Vikas Dubey.

Kanpur encounter: Circle Officer DSP Devendra Mishra’s heads and toes cut off by Vikas Dubey’s men, autopsy reveals

The autopsy report of the eight policemen who died in one of the bloodiest encounters in UP History has revealed Maoist-style ambush and extreme brutality.

Uttar Pradesh: Ahead of Bakri Eid, PETA’s appeal to stop goat slaughter infuriates Islamic clerics, bully them into removing hoardings

PETA had put up a hoarding in Qaiserbagh, which displayed a huge picture of a goat and urged people to turn vegan

Pakistan: Hindu panchayat stops temple construction in Islamabad after radical extremists destroy boundary wall

According to a Hindu government civil servant, Pritam Das Rathi, about 3,000 Hindus live in Islamabad and the outskirts of the capital city without a temple or a crematorium.

Kim Kardashian as First Lady? Rapper Kanye West announces he is running for US President, Elon Musk extends his support

US-based rapper Kanye West today took to Twitter to announce that he's going to run for President in the upcoming Presidential elections in America.

On war footing: DRDO builds up 1,000 bed coronavirus facility in record 11 days

The DRDO has built up a 1,000 bed coronavirus facility in the national capital in 11 days only. The temporary structure also includes 250 ICU beds.

Latest updates and important links about COVID-19 coronavirus

Live statistics and tracking of news related to COVID-19 coronavirus with focus on India.

While Maharashtra govt threatens action against Patanjali for Coronil, state municipal corporations endorse “unani kadha” as a remedy against coronavirus

Several municipal corporations in Maharashtra have started promoting Unani Kadha to bookst immunity against Coronavirus

UK, UAE, EU, and Malaysia start crackdown on Pakistan’s official carrier PIA after report that 30% of Pakistani pilots have fake licenses

Several countries have started disallowing PIA flights after Pakistan aviation minister revealed that 30% of Pakistani pilots had fake licenses

Connect with us

234,752FansLike
398,230FollowersFollow
269,000SubscribersSubscribe