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Mohenjo Daro Historical Facts and Pictures

Mohenjo-daro or Moenjodaro, the ruins of one of the advanced settlements of the Indus Valley Civilization, is located in the present day Sindh province in Pakistan. Established during the twenty-sixth century BCE, it was one of the earliest and largest urban settlements that flourished around the same time as other notable ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Crete. In Sindhi, the literal meaning of the name is “the mound of the dead” (the original name of the city is unknown).

Mohenjo Daro Map

Mohenjo Daro Map

Mohenjo Daro Map

Mohenjo Daro

Mohenjo daro Images

Mohenjo daro Images

Mohenjo daro Photos

Mohenjo daro Photos

Mohenjo daro Pictures

Mohenjo daro Pictures

Mohenjo daro

Mohenjo daro

It was the most developed city of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization that grew in 3000 BCE, or any other contemporary civilizations, with remarkably advanced urban planning and civil engineering. Its extensive size, along with the well built public buildings with various facilities suggests an organized social system. Archeologists have distinguished two parts of the city, the Lower City as well as the so-called Citadel. The Citadel is a 12 meters high mud-brick mound that supported public baths. It also included a residential structure large enough to house around 5,000 citizens and a couple of assembly halls. The city of Mohenjo-daro also had a large central marketplace. Excavations carried out in the area has yielded objects like carved seals, balance-scales, weights, standing and seated figures, stone and copper stools, gold jewelry as well as children’s toys.

Mohenjo Daro Artifacts

Mohenjo Daro Artifacts Seals

Mohenjo Daro Artifacts Seals

Mohenjo Daro Clay Figure

Mohenjo Daro Clay Figure

Mohenjo Daro Dancing Girl Sculpture

Mohenjo Daro Dancing Girl Sculpture

Mohenjo Daro Game Instrument

Mohenjo Daro Game Instrument

Mohenjo Daro Priest King Sculpture

Mohenjo Daro Priest King Sculpture

Mohenjo Daro Stone Weights

Mohenjo Daro Stone Weights

Mohenjo Daro Artifacts Necklace

Mohenjo Daro Artifacts Necklace

Mohenjo Daro Houses

Mohenjo Daro Houses Pictures

Mohenjo Daro Houses Pictures

Mohenjo Daro Houses

Mohenjo Daro Houses

Mohenjo Daro Great Bath

Mohenjo Daro Great Bath Images

Mohenjo Daro Great Bath Images

Mohenjo Daro Great Bath Pictures

Mohenjo Daro Great Bath Pictures

Mohenjo Daro Great Bath

Mohenjo Daro Great Bath

The ruins of the lost city of Moenjodaro remained undiscovered for more than 3,700 years, until Rakhaldas Bandyopadhyay, an Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officer found and explored the lands for the first time in 1922. Currently a notable archeological site, Mohenjo-daro has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980. However, the lost city and its archeological finds are in need of better restoration and protection.

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Sindh, Pakistan

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26th century BCE
19th century BCE
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Indus Valley Civilization
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