Why is Indus Valley Civilization known as Harappan Civilization?

The Harappan Civilization is called so because the civilization was first unearthed at Harappa in the province of West Punjab in Pakistan. In 1862, Sir Alexander Cunningham noticed the traits of the cities. Later, while collecting bricks for the laying down of a railway line, the cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro were discovered. In 1921, Dayaram Sahni discovered Harappa and R. D. Banerjee discovered Mohenjodaro. Indus Valley Civilization is known as Harappan Civilization because of the following reasons


Why is Indus Valley Civilization known as Harappan Civilization?


The archaeologists made various excavations in the northwestern region of India which led to the discovery of the mins of the pre-historic cities of Harappan in West Punjab and Mohenjo-Daro in Sind. The sites of early excavations were found on the river Indus and its tributaries. Therefore, Indus Valley Civilization came to be known as Harappan Civilization.


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