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Mohenjo-Daro Pakistan
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Mohenjo-Daro

Mohenjo-Daro, the brilliant Indus civilization, reached a peak in prosperity between the third millennium and second millennium BC. Discovered in 1922, Mohenjo Daro, in the plain of the Sind (accessible by plane from Karachi), used to be a city of great importance, one of the centres for this ancient civilization, with Harappa, Kot Diji and Mehr Garh. Nicknamed "Manhattan of the bronze age", it was considered one of the world's most spectacular archaeological cities. During its heyday, it must have held nearly 80,000 inhabitants. The remains of the brick and dried mud houses, give a good insight of the former urban planning, incredibly modern and ingenious. It included an elaborate system of terra cotta channels for water conveyance and sewage drainage, a vast granary, a great bath, a market, an assembly hall, a palace and a citadel. The site also includes a small museum, where you can admire pottery and sculptures representing the Mother goddess as well as a horned deity, token of ancient beliefs probably at the roots of Hinduism.

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