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Researchers find new clue to solve Harappan civilization's sudden decline mystery.

The researchers from India in their new study have connected the dots between the Harappan decline and the disappearance of a Himalayan river which once flowed over Rann of Kutch, but disappeared some 4000 years ago.

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The Harappan Civilization which is also known as Indus Valley civilization is believed to be the oldest civilization in the world. Over the years, many archaeologists tried to understand the cause of its decline and collapse in 2nd century BC.

Recently researchers from IIT Kharagpur, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Deccan College PGRI Pune, Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) and the Department of Culture, Gujarat have collected data from the Great Rann of Kutch which is a salt marsh in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat, India to explain why the Indus Valley Civilization suddenly vanished.

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