Mohenjo Daro

Mud-brick and baked-brickMohenjo Daro is another wonderful historical site in Pakistan. A part of the Indus Valley Civilization, Mohenjo Daro is situated on the west bank of the Indus River. Discovered in 1921, Mohenjo Daro makes an exciting tour combined Harappa, which is other site of the Indus Valley Civilization. Though similar in nature with Harappa, Mohenjo Daro is a unique experience to travel.

Mud-brick and baked-brick were used to built houses and buildings in Mohenjo Daro. Like Harappa, Mohenjo Daro had wide streets with spacious houses. Excavations have revealed Mohenjo Daro as a well planned and architecturally brilliant town. It is an exciting experience to see and observe how people of that era went about their daily chores and what were the various customs and traditions they used to follow.

The Dancing girl found in Mohenjo Daro is an interesting artefact that is some 4500-year old. The 10.8 cm long bronze statue of the dancing girl was found in 1926 from a house in Mohenjo Daro. It was the favorite statue of the famous historian and archaeologist Mortimer Wheeler. This is what Wheeler said about the beautiful statue, "There is her little Baluchi-style face with pouting lips and insolent look in the eye. She's about fifteen years old I should think, not more, but she stands there with bangles all the way up her arm and nothing else on. A girl perfectly, for the moment, perfectly confident of herself and the world. There's nothing like her, I think, in the world."

A tour to Mohenjo Daro is not only about the past of the Indus Valley Civilization but is also about many tireless workers, historians and archaeologists, who painstakingly unearthed the layers of mystery that shrouded these sites. It is their hard work and analysis of the past that has helped us to get a clear picture of the era gone by.Dancing Girl


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