Tuesday, November 15, 2011


About 563 km from Karachi off the Indus Highway lie world-famous ruins of Moen-jo-Daro (the Mound  of the Dead), now being preserved with UNESCO'shelp. The museum at moenjodaro is unique and a visit takes you back centuriesback when the location was a civilized city and a busy river Port. Air  and  train services  from Karachiand an air-conditioned rest house have been built there.

Mohenjo-daro was built in the 26th century BCE. It was one of the largest cities of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, also known as the Harappan Civilization, which developed around 3000 BCE from the prehistoric Indus culture. At its height, the Indus Civilization spanned much of what is now Pakistan and North India, extending westwards to the Iranian border, south to Gujarat in India and northwards to an outpost in Bactria, with major urban centers at Harappa, Mohenjo-daro, Lothal, Kalibangan, Dholavira and Rakhigarhi. Mohenjo-daro was the most advanced city of its time, with remarkably sophisticated civil engineering and urban planning. When the Indus civilization went into sudden decline around 1900 BCE, Mohenjo-daro was abandoned


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