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Moenjodaro (Near Larkana City in Sindh) is one of the archeological highlights of the world. The discovery of this site and that of Harappa showed the existence of the Indus civilization that had its peak from the 3rd till the middle of the 2nd millennium BC.

Discovered in 1922, Moenjodaro (in Sindh province, Pakistan) was once a metropolis of great importance, forming part of the Indus Valley Civilization with Harrappa (discovered in 1923 in the southern Punjab), Kot Diji (Sindh), Gandhara (GanthAra) civilization in (NWFP) and in some of part of Potohar,  and recently discovered Mehr-Garh (Balochistan).

Moenjodaro is considered as one of the most spectacular ancient cities of the World. It had mud and baked bricks’ buildings, an elaborate covered drainage system, a large state granary, a spacious pillared hall, a College of Priests, a palace and a citadel. Harrappa, another major city of the Indus Valley Civilization, was surrounded by a massive brick wall fortification. Other features and plan of the city were similar to that of Moenjodaro. The Kot Diji culture is marked by well-made pottery and houses built of mud-bricks and stone foundations. Mehr Garh, the oldest Civilization (7,000 B.C), remains of which were found in the district Kachhi of Balochistan recently, was the pioneer of the Indus Valley Civilization. The evidence of crop cultivation, animal husbandry and human settlements have been found here. The inhabitant of Mehr Garh were living in mud-brick houses and learned to make pottery around 6,000 B.C.

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: shahid.tanha@yahoo.com

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July 25, 2007 change by tanha

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