Thursday, 23 June 2016

Mohenjo Daro

Mohenjo-daro is widely recognized as one of the most important early cities of South Asia and the Indus Civilization. Mohenjo-daro was discovered in 1922 by R. D. Banerji.

Mohenjo-Daro Mohenjo-Daro was first settled around 3,000 B.C.It was one of the most advanced cities in its time with civil engineering and urban planning. The city had drainage systems. This helped to maintain the area clean by managing the wastes and to avoid diseases. Wells and  bathing areas made the city very advanced. It had the technologies 4,000 years before the Europeans. Mohenjo-Daro was a wealthy city. It was a center of trade in the ancient world. People had manufactured pottery, beads and seals and carved shells and ivory. As we know from archeological findings, the trade was slightly controlled but there is no evidence of king or a queen. The city had a well-planned street grid.  Each house had a sewage outlet, front and  back entrances, interconnected rooms with  fire-brick walls and even a bathing area. Some  houses had 3 floors.The population of Mohenjo-Daro reached 35,000 people. Mohenjo-Daro Homes and public works Architecture Government and jobs Arts Writing There are drawings of fish and stars together on many pots from Mohenjo Daro, an Indus site. Archeological findings showed that the pots contained very short and brief texts. The average number of symbols on the seals is 5, and the longest is only 26. As a result of trade, this was a sophisticated society with a wide-ranging diet that consisted of meat from both wild and domesticated animals and a variety of cultivated wheat, barley, peas and lentils . Archeologists had found the remains of fine jewelry, including stones from far away places. This shows that the people of the Indus Valley civilization valued art and traded with other cultures. White limestone ring stones were used as bases for wooden columns. The smaller ones were used to make decorative columns, and the larger ones were used as column bases.


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