Location : Lat 250 29’ 50”N, Long 830 46’ 05”E
District : Ghazipur
State : U.P.
Excavation years :


Director of Excavations : B.R.Mani
Assisted by :

S.K.Manjul, I.D.Dwivedi, Arvin Manjul, S.Nayan, J.K.Tiwari, Ashish Kumar & Neetesh Saxena.


Sakradih is located along the right bank of river Ganga hardly 1.5kms. south-west to its marked meander near Gahamar, district Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh. Ancient remains of the site are spread in an area of approx 700 500 mts. with an average height of 5 to 6 metres from surrounding ground level.


A small scale excavation has been taken to ascertain the culture sequence of the mound as well as to know the archaeological potentiality of the site/ area.


On the basis of potteries and antiquities recovered from the excavation entire occupational deposit of the mound is tentatively divisible into 6 cultural periods as follow:-


Period I : Chalcolithic Culture
Period II : Pre-Northern Black Polished Ware Culture
Period III   Northern Black Polished Ware
Perid IV   Sunga-Kushana
Period V   Gupta
Period VI   Early Medieval


Antiquities includes glass bangle both plain and spotted verity, terracotta bird figurine, iron spout, terracotta beads, glass bead, copper ring, glass earlobe, crucible etc. are found. The most noteworthy antiquity are two miniature sculptures made of sand stone found from the upper level of this period.



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