Ruins at Mohenjodaro

Published on by KHAWAJA UMER FAROOQ

 Ruins at Mohenjodaro

About 440 Kilometer north of Karachi, the World famous archaeological site of Mohenjo Daro meaning "Mound of the dead" is situated in district Larkano, Sindh, Pakistan. The place is approachable by daily regular flight in the morning and evening from Karachi and the Airport is located at a walking distance from the Site. Every train plying on Kotri-Habib Kot Railway station stops at Moenjodaro railway station. The place can also be reached by road branching off from Indus Highway at Mehar, via Radhan (c. 44 kilometers) Nasirabad, via Badeh (25 Kilometers) and Larkana, via Bakrani (25 K.M) Taxi can be hired from Larkano and Mohenjo Daro railway station (11 Kilometers) and tonga from the latter only. Regular Suzuki (Chingchi motorcycle rickshaw) and casual Bus and Van service from Dokri (7 Kilometers) to Mohenjo Daro can also be availed.

Archaeological Campus:

Within the vast grassy lawns divided by walkways, hedges and water channels, the archaeological campus is accessible through a modern monumental gate. On west of the main road could be seen three blocks of buildings i.e the Archaeological Museum, Dak Bungalow and the Water & Soil Investigation Laboratory, besides the residential quarters behind. On the eastern side of the road, are the offices of other sister organizations and some residential buildings.

Archaeological Museum

A well proportioned white Brahmani Bull rendered in bas-relief engrosses the attention of every on looker to the magnanimous museum building carried adroitly on few pillars and walls. Entry to the site and the museum is by ticket purchasable from the main entrance gate of the campus and at the reception counter at museum.

Antiquities un-earthed from various parts of Mohenjo Daro are displayed at first floor of the museum. Few reliefs of some important objects and pictorial illustrations and maps on walls and curatorial staff offices occur on the ground floor. A beautiful conjectural view of the city of Mohenjo Daro with river Indus on its background drawn on the wall of first floor is flanked by Museum showcases. Displayed in forty showcases illuminated by natural light are the chronologically arranged antiquities from Mohenjo Daro and sites antedating to it.

Published on Mohenjodaro, Sindh, Pakistan

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