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Mohenjo Daro

Facts about one of world’s earliest major cities, Mohenjo-Daro

Mohenjo-Daro was an accidental discovery by an Indian archeologist in 1920. Mohenjo-Daro literally means “Mound of the Dead Men” but it is just a term used to describe the 5000-year-old city. Its original name still remains unknown. Bullock carts were mainly used as a mode of transport. Girls in Mohenjo-Daro are said to have worn bangles from their upper arm. While men during the dressed up wearing a toga kind of a thing. With 1,500 sites of the Indus Valley Civilisation, no evidence could be found of weapons or…

Public banned to visit Mohenjo Daro in Eid holidays

MOHENJO DARO: The authorities have prohibited general public to visit the ancient city of Mohenjo Daro in Larkana district of Sindh, for five days, ARY News reported on Tuesday. The culture department of Sindh has imposed the restriction during Eid-ul-Fitr holidays to avoid any damage to the acheological site during rush of the visitors during the holidays. The officials said the step has been taken to preserve the mounds of the pre-historic city, a world heritage site, from the rigours of receiving large number of the…

Saving Pakistan’s lost city of Mohenjo Daro

LARKANA: The centre of a powerful ancient civilisation, Mohenjo Daro was one of the world's earliest cities -- a Bronze Age metropolis boasting flush toilets and a water and waste system to rival many in modern Pakistan. Some 5,000 years on archaeologists believe the ruins could unlock the secrets of the Indus Valley people, who flourished around 3,000 BC in what is now India and Pakistan before mysteriously disappearing. But they warn, if nothing is done to protect the ruins -- already neglected and worn by time -- it…

Website on Mohenjo Daro to be launched next month

KARACHI: Mohen jo Daro will become the country’s first archaeological site to have its own website, Sindh Culture Minister Syed Sardar Shah said. While presiding over a meeting of the executive board of the National Fund for Moenjodaro (NFM) at his office, the minister said the website was in its final stages and would be launched in February on the eve of an international conference on Moenjodaro and the Indus Valley Civilisation. He underlined that a research and resource institute was also being formed and its…