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Mohenjo-daro, Larkana

Mohenjo-daro is an archeological site in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Built around 2500 BCE, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, and one of the world's earliest major urban settlements, contemporaneous with the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Minoa, and Norte Chico. Mohenjo-daro was abandoned in the 19th century BCE as the Indus Valley Civilization declined, and the site was not rediscovered until the 1920s. Significant excavation has since been conducted at the site of the city, which was designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. The site is currently threatened by erosion and improper restoration.EtymologyMohenjo-daro, the modern name for the site, has been variously interpreted as "Mound of the Dead Men" in Sindhi, and as "Mound of Mohan" (where Mohan is Krishna). The city's original name is unknown. Based on his analysis of a Mohenjo-daro seal, Iravatham Mahadevan speculates that the city's ancient name could have been Kukkutarma ("the city of the cockerel "). Cock-fighting may have had ritual and religious significance for the city, with domesticated chickens bred there for sacred purposes, rather than as a food source. Mohenjo-daro may also have been a point of diffusion for the eventual worldwide domestication of chickens.
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  • June 11, 2017
    Such a wonderful and historical place. Childhood dream fulfilled since I saw drawings of this ancient settlement in my book and said "I want to see her." in dire need of preservation and restoration, ...  more »
  • March 13, 2017
    An ancient settlement in one of the most unique civilisations of the world, Indus Valley Civilisation, Mohenjo-daro is situated in Larkana District which today is in the Sindh province in modern day P...  more »
  • January 29, 2017
    A historical place with centuries old history, culture and traditions on display. But unfortunately during my visit I did not find any one around. To much of my surprise there were no tourists here at...  more »
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  • May 19, 2017
    A worthwhile historic place to visit. Loved it. Can't believe a place so civilized 5000 years ago.
  • June 30, 2017
    Top Historical point of Pakistan. Very old Civilization used to live here.Best place to visit to get knowledge about history.
  • July 9, 2017
    An interesting place full of stories in every corner...I wonder what GUAR-DIAN has in store...
  • May 31, 2017
    Mohenjo-daro (Sindhi: موئن جو دڙو‎, Urdu: موئن جو دڑو‎, IPA: [muˑənⁱ dʑoˑ d̪əɽoˑ], lit. Mound of the Dead Men;[2] English pronunciation: /moʊˌhɛn.dʒoʊ ˈdɑː.roʊ/) is an archaeological site in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Built around 2500 BCE, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley civilization, and one of the world's earliest major cities, contemporaneous with the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Minoan Crete, and Norte Chico. Mohenjo-daro was abandoned in the 19th century BCE as the Indus Valley Civilization declined, and the site was not rediscovered until the 1920s. Significant excavation has since been conducted at the site of the city, which was designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.[3] The site is currently threatened by erosion and improper restoration.[4]
  • June 23, 2017
    Astounding 5000 year old archeological site, having adjacent museum.

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Larkana offers a decent set of accommodations to visitors exploring the historic sites of the surrounding region. For traditional hotels with Western-style amenities, head to the central area, just north of the train station. Elsewhere, the side streets of the central district offer a number of guesthouses and hostels, while the waterfront by the canal provides a few basic, but nicely positioned options.
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