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Mohenjo-daro, Larkana

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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.
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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • this thousands years old monument is an very bad pathetic condition , poorly bcoz of archeology dept The collection in museum are replicas or not worthy  more »
  • This is an awesome place because it is very old place and it is a mysterious story how did the people die. It's very interesting to know about history
  • Pakistanis dont deserve this place. They destroyed Hinduism in Pakistan. MotherF**kers
  • 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
  • monajo daro wsa a great natural historical pleace on the world
  • 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 .