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Mohenjo-Daro : The City Of The Indus Valley Civilization

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Mohenjo-Daro was one of the most important cities of the Indus Valley Civilization. It is the largest and best preserved city of the Indus Valley Civilization. It is located on the right of the Indus River and it’s in southern Pakistan. It was built around 2500 BC and has a surface land area of 500 acres. This is such a large area that archaeologists believed it served as the main source of power for the civilization. One monument that was found that was important in that area was “The Great Bath.” This was a 900 sq foot tank that had water from the Indus River. It had an elaborate sewage system. Mohenjo-Daro also has remains of another ancient Indus Civilization called Harrappa. (The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. “Mohenjo-Daro.”) The name Mohenjo Daro means “Mound of the dead.” It is called the “Mound of the Dead” because after the disappearance of this ancient civilization, things such as people, remains of pottery, remains of buildings got buried in the soil and with time, created a mound. (John Roach. “Mohenjo-Daro.”) Mohenjo-Daro has also been called “The City of Wells” because the city had been estimated to have over 700 wells that had fresh water in the area. There was evidence of pottery, seals, and tools of copper that was used and traded. Mohenjo-Daro also had no places of worship or governance which shows that class structure was equal. The lower-town of Mohenjo- Daro housed 20,000-40,000 people and had a grid system similar to modern day blocks. After 600
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