Historical Facts About Mohenjo-Daro You Should Know
Interesting facts about Mohenjo-Daro, one of the most popular archaeological sites around the world.
Interesting facts about Mohenjo-Daro
- Mohanjo-Daro is an archaeological site.
- It is located in the province of Sindh, Pakistan.
- It was founded around 26–25th century BCE.
- It is one of the world's earliest major cities.
- It was abandoned in the 19th century BCE.
- It's officially known as Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro.
- It's situated in an area of 620 acres.
- It's one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation.
- It's designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.
- The city's original name is unknown. Iravatham Mahadevan speculates in his study performed on a Mohenjo-Daro seal that the city's ancient name could have been Kukkutarma ("the city [-rma] of the cockerel [kukkuta].
- In Sindhi, Mohenjo-Daro, the modern name for the site, is interpreted as "Mound of the Dead Men".
- Mohenjo-Daro is located west of the Indus River in Larkana District, Sindh, Pakistan.
- The ruins of Mohenjo-Daro remained undocumented for around 3,700 years.
- R. D. Banerji, an officer of the Archaeological Survey of India, visited the site in 1919–20. He thought it to be a Buddhist stupa. But, later it led to large-scale excavations of Mohenjo-Daro.
- The last major series of excavations were conducted in 1964 and 1965 by George F. Dales.
- In the 1980s extensive architectural documentation, combined with detailed surface surveys, surface scraping, and probing was done by German and Italian survey teams led by Dr. Michael Jansen (RWTH) and Dr. Maurizio Tosi (IsMEO).
Resources to learn more about Mohenjo Daro:
- Mohenjo-Daro (archaeological site, Pakistan) on Encyclopedia Britannica website
- Mohenjo-Daro: An Ancient Indus Valley Metropolis
- Mohenjo Daro: Could this ancient city be lost forever?
- Iravatham Mahadevan. "'Address’ Signs of the Indus Script" (PDF)
- Mohenjo-Daro An Ancient Indus Valley Metropolis
- Sarasvati: Tracing the death of a river
- The Grid and Modular Measures in The Town Planning of Mohenjodaro and Kathmandu Valley: A Study on Modular Measures in Block and Plot Divisions in the Planning of Mohenjodaro and Sirkap (Pakistan), and Thimi (Kathmandu Valley)
- Mohenjo-Daro Tools and Artifacts Photo Gallery
- A Peaceful Realm: The Rise and Fall of the Indus Civilization
- Copper Tablets from Mohenjo-Daro and the Study of the Indus Script
- Responsibility to preserve Mohenjodaro transferred to Sindh
- Preserving heritage: Court instructs to take 'utmost' care in holding the festival at Moen Jo Daro
- Mohenjo Daro | Wikipedia
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