Mohenjo Daro : 9 Facts about Indus Valley Civilization

Mohenjo Daro History

Mohenjo-Daro is a well-known archeological place which was built in 2600 BC. It was a planned street grid of rectangular buildings. A complex drainage system, long bathing pool, Ornaments, Crafting, Great Granary shoes that the city was made by the skilled urban planners.

The civilization was declined in 19th Century BC and rediscovered  by R. D. Banerji in 1922 and excavation work has taken 4 decades to complete. The last excavation project at this site was done by Dr. G. F. Dales in 1964 and later it was banned due to some problems.

The civilization is located in  Larkana District, Sindh, Pakistan and comes under the protection of “Department of Archeology and Museum” GOP.

9 Facts to know about Mohenjo Daro an ancient Indus Valley Civilization

  • The name Mohenjo-Daro means Hill of the Dead.
  • It is one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley culture.
  • Worlds earliest major urban settlements.
  • Mohenjo-Daro was designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980.
  • It is a surprising fact that our initial predecessors were as skilled in manufacturing stuff out of copper as they were specialist in shell and ivory carving. The manufacturing made by them like modern architect!
  • Historians have excavated stunning silver pieces ornamented with colorful stones like red carnelian, emerald and lapis lazuli. The people of Mohenjo-Daro culture used to have not only ear & finger rings, necklaces, , but also other body decorations too!
  • There is 8 feet deep, 23 feet wide and 39 fit long bathing pool inside the city, which shows the royalty of this civilization. There are number of changing rooms attached with bathrooms.
  • Many stuffs from Mohenjo-Daro civilization preserved at National Museum of India (Delhi) and Pakistan(Karachi)
  • A bronze miniature of nude female is often known as dancing girl was discovered in 1926, which shows the rich art values of Mohenjo-Daro.
Ornaments-from- Indus-civilization
What is the reason behind the decline of this rich civilization is still remain  the mystery. But Mohenjo-Daro (city of mounds) is one of the finest example of civilization

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