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Mohenjo-Daro

Mohenjo-Daro was a most important Harappan city.

  • The meaning of Mohenjo-Daro is "Mound of the dead" and Mohenjo-Daro is the best known Indus site.
  • It is located in Sindh, Pakistan, next to the Indus River.
  • Here the Great Bath, uniform buildings and weights, hidden drains and other hallmarks of the civilization were discovered in the 1920's.
  • At Mohenjo-Daro the most unicorn seals have been found.

Due to a rising water table, most of the site remains unexcavated, and its earliest levels have not been reached. The Mohenjo-Daro also has two mounds. The western mound is lower which was a citadel with 200 m X 400 m and eastern is a bigger which was having the relics of a buried city of size 400x800 meters.

All houses have a courtyard , kitchen and a well. All houses at Mohenjo-Daro have proper arrangements of light air and drainage.

  • Mohenjo-Daro has shown an extensive usage of bricks.

The Evidences at Mohenjo-Daro:

  • A piece of woven cotton along with spindle whorls and needles has been found.
  • A bronze figurine of a dancing girl has been found.
  • Mohenjo-Daro has also given evidence of violence leading to death.
  • A seal representing the Mother Goddess a plant growing from her womb has been found.
  • A figurine of a bearded man has been found at Mohenjo-Daro
  • A seal with a picture suggesting Pashupati Mahadev has been found at Mohenjo-Daro.
  • A seal which shows a woman to be sacrificed by a man with a knife in hand has been found at Mohenjo-Daro.
Last Updated: November 22, 2013

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