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Explain the statement with reasons. The remains found at cities like Harappa, Mohenjodaro, Kalibangan, Lothal, Dholavira, Rakhigarhi, etc. are the evidence of the past glory of Harappan civilisation. - History

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Explain the statement with reasons.

Lapis lazuli had a very important place in the Harappan trade.

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  1. A network of small towns, big and small villages, and campsites of semi-nomadic people functioned to cater to the needs of major urban centres of the Harappan civilisation.
  2. The Harappan settlement of 'Shortugai' in the Badakshan province of Afghanistan, is rich with mines of lapis lazuli, a semi-precious stone in Mesopotamia.
  3. The Mesopotamian epics describe Goddess Inanna's palace, the walls of which were embedded with this stone, lapis lazuli.
  4. This stone was a very important commodity in the Harappan trade with Mesopotamia.
Concept: Production, Trade, Organisation and Administration
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