Fun Facts about MOHENJO DARO

Mohenjo Daro is another historical site in Pakistan. Also called "The mound of the dead men”. It is an ancient place, built around 2500BCE, almost five thousand years old. It was the largest settlement of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, and one of the world's earliest major cities. Mohenjo Daro was discovered in 1922 by R.D. Banerji, an Indian officer of the archaeological survey of India, two years after major excavation had begun.
Mohenjo Daro was located in Larkana, District (Sindh).

Connection between MOHENJO DARO and HARAPPA:

Harappa and Mohenjo Daro two great cities flourished along the valley of the Indus River. The civilization was discovered after excavation at Harappa in west Punjab and Mohenjo Daro in Sindh in 1920s. The twin cities had a similar layout and planning. The ruins of these cities show that the civilization was technologically advanced with the knowledge of efficient Municipal government urban planning.


  1. It was one of the world's early largest planned cities, with almost 40,000 population.
  2. It had a huge water supply system.
  3. It had the world’s best-channeled drainage system.
  4. Mohenjo Daro had a total of 700 wells.
  5. It had many huge bathing facilities, including The Great Bath, one of the best-known structures among the ruins of Harapan civilizations.
  6. The city is divided into two districts: the “citadel” and the lower city.
  7. One of the most interesting citadels is known as the “Great Granary”.
Written by: Aiman Awais from Lahore

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