Consider the following pairs of Harappan sites with their burial customs:

  1. Lothal→ Double burial
  2. Kalibangan→ Brick chamber
  3. Surkotada→ Pot burial

   Which of the above is/are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

Important burial sites of Indus Valley Civilization are Harappa, Kalibangan, Rakhigarhi, Lothal, Rojdi, and Ropar. Lothal is one of the most prominent cities of the ancient Indus valley civilization. Evidence of double burial (burying a male and a female in a single grave) has been found here. The most common method of burial was found in Kalibangan. It was to place the body of the deceased in an extended position, with the head towards the north, in a simple pit or brick chamber. Evidence of pot-burial has been found in Surkotada.

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