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Lost City of Mohenjo Daro

Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan. Literally, Mound of the Dead, was built around 2600 BC, was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, and one of the world's earliest major urban settlements, existing at the same time as the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Crete. Mohenjo-daro was abandoned in the 19th century BC and to this day archeologist still don't know what caused the deaths of everyone in the city. Most the skeletons were found in the open and…

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One of the most fascinating cultures of the ancient world is the Harappan Bronze Age civilization (3300–1300 BCE) that existed along the Indus River in present-day Pakistan and India. Harappa and the city of Mohenjo-Daro were its greatest achievements. These cities are well known for their impressive, organized and regular layout, road and street network, drainage and step-wells for water.

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This seal shows several signs from the Indus Valley script and a Zebu bull. The seal is made of a soft stone called steatite.

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When archaeologists discovered the 5,000-year-old site of Mohenjo Daro in Pakistan, they found that the city demonstrated an exceptional level of civic planning and amenities. The houses were furnished with brick-built bathrooms and many had toilets. Wastewater from these was led into well-built brick sewers that ran along the center of the streets, covered with bricks or stone slabs. Cisterns and wells finely constructed of wedge-shaped bricks held public supplies of drinking water.

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