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Mohenjo Daro History in English

Mohenjo Daro was discovered by an officer of the Archaeological Survey of India, Rakhal Das Banerji in 1920.

Mohenjo-Daro History:

Mohenjo Daro meaning 'Mound of the Dead' in Sindhi. Nobody knows the city's original name yet, but analysis of a Mohenjo Daro seal suggests a possible ancient name, Kukkutarma where “ma” means city while “KukKuta” means cockerel).

Mohenjo-Daro Location:

Mohenjo Daro was a city located in the south of Modern Pakistan in the Sindh Province, on the right bank of the Indus River. It was built between four and five thousand years ago. The covered area of Mohenjo Daro was around 300 hectares. Mohenjo Daro was designated a UNESCO World heritage Site in 1980 Mohenjo Daro was not discovered until 1922.

Mohenjo-Daro first discovery:

Mohenjo Daro was discovered by an officer of the Archaeological Survey of India, Rakhal Das Banerji in 1920. Mohenjo Daro had the world's first planned cities They built urban sanitation systems non-pareil in the Ancient World till much later.  The city was divided into two parts citadel and the Lower City. The Citadel contained the important buildings of the city, like the assembly halls, religious structures, granaries and in the case famous Great Bath of Mohenjo Daro. The Lower City which was a residential area with houses and streets. 

Great Bath of Mohenjo-Daro:

The Great Bath of Mohenjo-Daro was the father of all bath-houses. The tank is approximately 12 meters north-south and 7 meters wide, with a maximum depth of 2.4 meters. "The Great Bath" was used for religious functions. 

Mohenjo Daro Monarchy:

There are signs that prove that Mohenjo Daro had no monarchy. It was probably governed by an elected committee. 

Mohenjo Daro Civilization & Art:

A bronze statuette dubbed the "Dancing Girl" of Mohenjo Daro indicates a very high level of art anger craft skills. They had knowledge in various crafts like metal making, brick making, stone cutting, etc. no sign of warfare or weapons have been found,  which indicates that the people were peace-loving. There could have been a trade exchange between the Indus Valley Civilization and the Mesopotamian Civilization.

Reason behind its destruction: 

Reason behind its destruction was:
  1. Nuclear radiation (Mohenjo Daro Radiation founded in human body).
  2. Alien invasions.
  3. Horrible flood (because of the riverside area).
  4. Earthquake.
  5. Foreign invaders.

Picture of Mohenjo Daro at Pakistani Ten Rupee:

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