Agroha Mound (India)
|Alternate name||Excavated Site at Haryana State|
|Location||Agroha, Haryana, India|
|Coordinates||29°19′54″N 75°37′10″E / 29.33167°N 75.61944°ECoordinates: 29°19′54″N 75°37′10″E / 29.33167°N 75.61944°E|
|Founded||3rd to 4th century BC|
|Abandoned||13th to 14th century AD|
|Excavation dates||1888–1889, 1978–1979|
|Archaeologists||C. T. Rogers, J. S. Khatri, Acharya|
Rediscovery and excavation
Members of the Agrawal caste claim that the archaeological findings are related to their legendary founder — the king Agrasena, whose capital is said to have been at Agroha. The Agrawal organizations such as Akhil Bharatiya Agrawal Sammelan and Agroha Vikas Trust have supported archaeological research at the site.
According to the official website of Hisar, the excavations at Agroha belong to the period from 3rd-4th century B.C. to 13th-14th century A.D. Defense wall, shrine cells and residential houses can be observed in the mound.
Around seven thousand artifacts have been recovered during the excavations.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2012-05-22.
- Babb 2004, p. 186.
Babb, Lawrence A (2004). Alchemies of Violence: Myths of Identity and the Life of Trade in Western India. Sage. ISBN 978-0-7619-3223-9.