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see Indus valley civilizationIndus valley civilization,
ancient civilization that flourished from about 2500 B.C. to about 1500 B.C. in the valley of the Indus River and its tributaries, in the northwestern portion of the Indian subcontinent, i.e., present-day Pakistan.
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(translated from Sindhi as “the mound of the dead”), the ruins of one of the principal centers of the Harappa civilization. Discovered in 1922 by the Indian archaeologist R. Banerji, Mohenjo-Daro was subsequently excavated by J. Marshall, E. Mackay, and R. Wheeler. Its study has made it possible to identify the principal stages and characteristic features of the Harappa civilization.


Mackay, E. Drevneishaia kul’tura doliny Inda. Moscow, 1951.
Mohenjo-Daro and the Indus Civilization, vols. 1–3. London, 1931.
Mode, H. Das Frühe Indien. Weimar, 1960.


an excavated city in SE Pakistan, southwest of Sukkur near the River Indus: flourished during the third millennium bc
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Mohenjo-daro was large with around 35,000 inhabitants and your genetic cousins were among the first women to be city-dwellers, to have near-neighbours living in bustling streets of terraced houses.
The Mohenjo-Daro bangles have fairly strong concept with designs patterned after the architectural and advanced planning lay-outs of the ancient city of Mohenjo-Daro, the largest city settlement of the Indus Valley civilization.
But the amount of material from Mohenjo-daro and Harappa that had not been published in Volumes 1 and 2 simply overwhelmed the scheme and Parpola decided to split the volume into two parts.
3 Foundations of the residential area in Mohenjo-Daro, third century BC
Gregory Possehl's monograph on the Indus Civilization is also very useful: while it is not too difficult to find archeological studies of Mohenjo-daro and Harappa, studies of the indigenous religion are harder to come by.
The Mohenjo-Daro civilisation of India kept elephants and the ancient Egyptians kept a variety of exotic animals, including lions,mongoose and baboons, which were generally preserved for the amusement of royalty.
On their discovery in the 1960s they demonstrated the existence of an entirely unexpected culture based on the trade between Mesopotamia and Mohenjo-Daro.
figurine from Mohenjo-daro, and her unnatural placing of her arms close
I discovered subcontinental long, long, long ago, and have used it countless times when referring to, among other things, Hindustan, Pakistan, India as a whole, Mohenjo-Daro scripts, simple Jainism, Buddhism, Thuggees, the British Raj, and the land mass called the Indian subcontinental (you know, that thing that protrudes into the Indian Ocean).
It was Mohenjo-daro in the Indus valley - in present day Pakistan.
KARACHI -- Patron-in-Chief of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has inaugurated `dry core drilling', the technical and scientific process of determining the limits of archaeological site of Mohenjo-Daro.
Islamabad, Aug 30(ANI): Mohenjo-daro, one of the largest city-settlements of the Indus Valley Civilization, is reportedly safe from the heavy monsoon rains and the recent floods in Pakistan.