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Archaeological Site of Mohenjo-daro

Mohenjo-daro (a.k.a. Moenjodaro and Mohenjodaro) located in today's Sindh province of Pakistan  is a great source of archeological information about the lost Indus River Valley civilization.  The city is about five thousand years old, and was abandoned around 1700 BCE, probably due to a change of course of the river which supported the civilization. It was rediscovered in the 1920s by archaeologists and has since been elaborately excavated.

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Drainage System at Mojenjo-daro
Drainage System at Mojenjo-daro

Some of the remarkable artifacts of Mohejo-daro are remnants of a drainage system, a large well, and the famous dancing figurine. Archeologists believe that repeated flooding by the Indur River caused several iterations of rebuilding of the city.

See Also:

  • Saraswati River Valley
  • Indus River Civilization

 

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