One of the Earliest Civilization in the World: Mohenjo Daro Is Destined to Be Buried Again

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Archaeologists are trying to save the 5,000-year-old city in Pakistan by burying it.

A Bronze Age city Mohenjo Daro (meaning “Mound of the Dead Men”) was discovered in the 1920s in what is now Sindh, Pakistan.



The city was part of the Harappan civilization and was an advanced one with a sophisticated drainage system with flushing toilets and baths in nearly every house. It spreads over an area of about 750 acres with a peak population of about 40,000.

Mohenjo Daro was built out of baked bricks of standardized weights and measures, which signifies a considerable degree of civil engineering and suggests a highly organized, orderly, clean and modest civilization.



The intense heat of the Indus Valley, salt from the underground water table, and the ordinary visitors are damaging the city and scientists decided to abandon further attempts to excavate the site and bury it until they a better way to protect it would be found.

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