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New Insights into Harappan Town-Planning, Proportions and Units, with Special Reference to Dholavira *

  title={New Insights into Harappan Town-Planning, Proportions and Units, with Special Reference to Dholavira *},
  author={M. Danino},
Dholavira’s elaborate town-planning rests on the conscious use of specific proportions for its successive enclosures. Those proportions combined with the city’s dimensions allow us to calculate precisely the unit of length used for the fortifications, to relate it to the Lothal ivory scale, and to work out potential subunits. Both proportions and units receive overwhelming confirmation from structures of Dholavira and other Harappan sites. Units are finally refined to a dhanus of 190.1 cm and… Expand

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