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Human skull with Copper Crown related to Harappan culture discovered in UP

Aug 13, 2014 13:13 IST

Human skull with carnelian beads embedded copper crown was discovered in first week of August 2014 in Chandayan village of Baghpat district in Uttar Pradesh. The crown is 18 centimeter long and 13 centimeter broad.

The Beads of carnelian, semi-precious stones of the crown are associated with the Harappan civilization. This was an accidental discovery, however, a crown has never been found in any of the Indus Valley civilization sites.

Apart from this, few pieces of terracotta pottery were also discovered at the site.  It’s predicted that the crown might have been used by the Harappa civilization women for beautification or it belong to the leader of the tribal group.

However, the discovery of the site will be related to the Harappan age only after a thorough survey of the area is conducted to find other related material that has been found at Harappan sites. As per the plan for survey, the ASI will soon dig out trial trenches at the site.

Other similar discoveries in the area or nearby areas
In 2005, ASI during an excavation discovered similar things of copper age at an ancient burial site in Sinauli village (20 km from Chandayan village) but here no crown was found.

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