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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.Put Mohenjo-daro on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Larkana travel itinerary planner.
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Recommended to visit in colder weathers as temperature soars above 40 deg C most of the year. Proper guides not available in the area.
This is a must see for anyone interested in the ancient Indus Valley Civilization and archaeology. Beautiful place, wonderful guide and museum, clean and there are also souvenir shops and places that ... read more »
It is very old civilization and it's defendants can be witnessed though explored area demonstrating very well planned city having all sorts of infrastructure, savage lines, private bathroom, separate ... read more »
Narumanchi GG Sastry
It's great place to experience our heritage and understand great that humans are lived in better culture before western people came this side and even before so called different Gods taken birth on this earth. Means humans first .... Gods next 😊 a must visit place for everybody
Pakistanis dont deserve this place. They destroyed Hinduism in Pakistan. MotherF**kers
Muhmmad Bin tariq
I loved this place so much and recently i visited it . this amazing historical place is in pakistan and i am proud to be a pakistani and mohenjodaro is in pakistan so thats why indians are jealous .
Even though the arrangements are very compromised, the ruins are worth visiting... they have been well preserved by nature.. this is a town from 2500 BC
It is A HistOrical place of pakistan. Nice place mohenjo daro Famous in India after Hritik Roshan film, Before I never listening About that place
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