ISRO, NASA to jointly inspect ‘oldest civilisation’ site in Haryana

Archaeologists have recovered artefacts that date back to a period before the Harappan Civilisation from the site, located in village Kunal in Fatehabad district. If that’s true, 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.”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.

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