Sunday, December 25, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011 by Faizan Bhatti
Tags: English - Class 9
Moen-jo-Daro is one of the oldest cities of world. It’s ruins are about 4500 years old. Moen-jo-Daro is situated on the right bank of river
Indus and about 27 kilometers far from Larkana. It was discovered in 1922 by an English archaeologist Sir John Marshal.
Once it was a large busy city. The city was well planned and clean. The houses were made of backed bricks. Each house had a bath room and servant quarters close by. There were covered drains beside the streets. Streets were made of backed bricks. There was straight road in the middle of city having shops on both sides. There was a public pond and a big storing hall also.
The people were good cultivators and craftsmen. They grew wheat, rice, cotton etc. They also kept cattle. Craftsmen were very skilled. They worked in gold, silver, ivory and other metals. They made toys for children to play with. They wore long and loose dresses.
There is museum near the ruins of Moen-jo-Daro. Objects found from Moen-jo-Daro have been kept there on exhibition. They include seals, jewellery toys, weapons and painted pottery. Best find of Moen-jo-Daro is the head of bull. The metal statue of dancing girl is also a best find.
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