Q. Consider the following pairs :
(Historical place)(Well-known for)
1. Burzahom: Rock-cut shrines
2. Chandra-Ketugarh: Terracotta art
3. Ganeshwar : Copper artefacts
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2

[C] 3 only

[D] 2 and 3

Answer: D

Why this Question) Ancient sites and their features/Characteristics have become an important topic in recent years. 

Ans) d 

Exp) Option d is correct. 

Pair 1 is incorrectly matched. It can be eliminated as Burzahom site (Jammu and Kashmir) is a Neolithic site. Rock cut shrines were not found in Neolithic period. 

Pair 2 is correctly matched Chandraketugah is a site in West Bengal near Kolkata. According to historians, the place dates back to the 3rd century, which is pre-Mauryan era.  The place has always generate curiosity among the archaeologists and various excavations have taken place here and a number of terracotta artworks has been unearthed. 

Pair 3 is correctly matched. Ganeshwar is a famous site in Khetri belt in Rajasthan. Ganeshwar complex sites have yielded more than 5000 copper objects, with some typical Harappan types like thin blades, arrow-heads etc. 

Source) http://kashmirnetwork.com/today/burzahom.html#:~:text=Burzahom%20Burzahom%20was%20the%20first%20Neolithic%20site%20to,km%20from%20the%20famous%20Mughal%20garden%20of%20Shalimar. 




Subject) History