The discovery puts India at par with other ancient civilizations, like Mesopotamia, Greece, etc. where chariots were extensively used.
Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh): For the first time ever, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has unearthed the remains of a chariot and other antique items that dates back to 'Bronze Age' (2000-1800 BC), in Uttar Pradesh's Sinauli village.
"It is shocking to find such antique from ancient civilization in this area. Many royal tombs have also been found during excavation. Whatever has been found so far seems to be 4,000 years old which is approximately 2000-1800 BC," ASI officials said.
"The evidences of graves and tombs have been found so far for the first time, while old tombs are kept in the casket," officials added.
The remains found in the excavation site include a chariot, four copper antenne swords, copper crowns, greyware pottery, wheels (some without spokes), ornaments, helmets, shields, two daggers, seven channel-like objects and human remains.
The excavation had been going on in Sanauli for the last five months since February 15, 2018.
Meanwhile, ASI official Dr. SK Manjul said it is the first case where an entire chariot has been found.
He also added that the discovery puts India at par with other ancient civilizations, like Mesopotamia, Greece, etc. where chariots were extensively used.
Notably, the Bronze Age is a historical period characterized by the use of bronze, and in some areas proto-writing, and other early features of urban civilization.