Mohen jo Daro – An Archaeological site to visit in Sindh

Mohen Jo Daro the city of the dead

Mohen jo Daro (The mound of the dead) is an estimable and mysterious place of Pakistan to signify. It is located on the right bank of river Indus and elevated in district Larkana of Sindh province in Pakistan.

Mohen jo Daro is spread on various mounds, great bath and a large building situated on the tallest mound which covers 250 acres or 100 hectares. Indus expert Gregory Possehl once said, “Mohen jo Daro is pretty faceless”. It is mysterious because no one can still discover its full history and do not know the language which was spoken in Mohen jo Daro as the city is identified as 5000 BC old. The city of the dead is a symbol of culture and heritage of Pakistan. This mound of the dead is signified among the oldest cities of the civilized nations.

Why visit OR explore Mohen jo Daro (The mound of the dead)?

There are many things which attract tourists to visit this Indus civilized city ‘Mohen jo Daro’. Some of the reasons are displayed below:

  1. This city is the far ancient civilization and ruins of the glorious city which have vast history attract the tourists
  2. Management system, Infrastructure and arts of building and houses of the mound of the dead left to wonder for people who are interested to visit because they will never be looked as far old architect, they always leave an impression of modern civilization, technology, and architecture.
  3. Museum of the mound of the dead also captures the mind of visitors; from which they can compare the modern culture and ancient culture.

Interesting facts and history of Mohen jo Daro:

The mounds of the dead was built in 26th century BC and at that time about 5000 people have residency in Mohen jo Daro. RD Banerji an officer of an archaeological survey of India first discovered the city of the dead in 1922. In 1980 Mohen jo Daro considered as first UNESCO world heritage place in South Asia. After a number of excavations archaeologist believe that the mound of the dead is divided into two sections. First citadel smaller in the area but very well developed and second lower town larger in the area but less developed.

Citadel: This area covers the top of the mound have bricks almost 12 meters high. The buildings of citadel used for public gatherings religious activities and administrative activities.

Lower town: This area is based on a grid system consisting of four avenues. These avenues are several meters wide and have a proper drainage system.

Mohen jo Daro also had a market place in its central region. 70 public and private wells have been identified in the mound of the dead. These walls were used to access water, dragged from the underground (Best known as mineral water). According to the archaeologist, there were no central government or royalty in the city of the dead. People of Mound had dominance and self-autonomy in society. They preferred order and cleanliness in the city. Their wealth show from aircraft which were made of gold and famous aircraft of priest-king statue and dancing girl. The famous great bath is used for special religious functions which have two large doors and edges of this great bath covered with gypsum plaster.

The other famous place of Mohen jo Daro is “great granary” which have a massive wooden structure with air ducts to store the grains.  The city of the dead destroyed in 19th century BC due to poor conservation, flooding and salinity in groundwater. Addition to help the visitors to locate the site is that this site is located just in between Larkana Airport and Cadet College Larkana. It is around 26 Kilometers at the distance from Larkana city.

Note: The author was supervised By Mr Farhan Ali Soomro (PhD Scholar) & Teaching Assistant Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur.

GoFrixty is a News updates Pakistan and Academia Insights website. Read more here:

The Evolution of Tourism In Spain-The Case Study Of Benidorm

Related posts

14 Thoughts to “Mohen jo Daro – An Archaeological site to visit in Sindh”

  1. […] Mohen jo Daro – An Archaeological site to visit in Sindh […]

    1. Moen Jo daro One of the most famous archeological place in larkana ,sindh , Pakistan to visit

      Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro built entirely of unbaked brick in the 3rd millennium B.C. lie in the Indus valley. very interesting sites well laid by the expert archeologists. Indus civilization was probably the most advanced urban culture in the past , From the sites we can see the complete planning of the city.
      Mohenjo-daro was built in the 26th century BC. It was one of the largest cities of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, which developed around 3000 BC from the prehistoric Indus culture.

      Mohenjo-daro was the most advanced city of its time, with remarkably sophisticated civil engineering and urban planning.
      It was fun to visit Mohenjo daro , I enjoyed all the day with my colleagues around 2 years ago.

  2. […] Mohen jo Daro – An Archaeological site to visit in Sindh By Kosar Mavia Abro. […]

  3. Himath Ali

    Among the Best Oldest Sands Moen Jo Daro is The Oldest Archeological Place to visit for research.

  4. Muhammad Saeed ujjan 75

    It is an oldest archeological place which is located in Larkana in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Mohenjo-Daro is also known as the Mound of the Dead. The city name official is unknown but determine of a Mohenjo-Daro suggests a possible ancient place. It Established around 2600 BCE, it was one of the largest invention of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, and with the civilizations of ancient with related to Egypt, and. Mohenjo-Daro was abandoned in the 19th century BCE, and was not restablize until 1922, which was postioned a Site in 1980. Mohenjo-Daro was the most advanced city of its time, The covered area of Mohenjo-Daro is almost at 300 acress. An estimate of peak climate population is at around 40,000.

  5. Kamesh kumar

    Moen jo daro is one of the most famous historical place in larkana sindh pakistan it is the best archeological side in pakistan the moen jo daro is five thousand years old historical place the moen jo daro is dicked in the year of ninteen twenty two the moen jo daro is the best example of architecture the people of moen jo daro is very well mannerd and it’s the best historical place to visit.the people of moen jo daro are called the people of indus valley the way of their living is very unique they are well mannerd people there houses are well mannerd.

  6. Kamesh kumar

    Moen jo daro is one of the most famous historical place away from 27 kilometers from larkana sindh pakistan it is the best archeological side in pakistan the moen jo daro is five thousand years old historical place the moen jo daro is dicked in the year of ninteen twenty two the moen jo daro is the best example of architecture the people of moen jo daro is very well mannerd and it’s the best historical place to visit.the people of moen jo daro are called the people of indus valley the way of their living is very unique they are well mannerd people there houses are well mannerd.

    1. Atteque Ahmed

      Mohen-jo-daro meaning ‘Mound of the Dead Men’ it is an archaeological site in the province of the  Sindh, Pakistan. Built around a 2500 BCE, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient in Indus Valley Civilisation, and one of the world’s earliest major cities, contemporaneous with the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Minoan Crete, and Norte Chico. Mohenjo-daro was abandoned in the 19th century . And located west of the Indus River in Larkana District, Sindh, Pakistan, in a central position between the Indus River and the Ghaggar-Hakra River. Thats means moen.jo. daro are very fantastic and historical palce in the sindh .
      Individual households or groups of households obtained their water from smaller wells. Waste water was the channeled to covered drains that is lined the major streets. Some houses, presumably those of more prestigious inhabitants, include rooms that appear to have been set aside for bathing, and the one building had an underground furnace (known as a hypocaust), possibly for heated bathing. Most houses had inner courtyards, with doors that opened onto side-lanes.

  7. Atteque Ahmed

    Mohen-jo-daro meaning ‘Mound of the Dead Men’ it is an archaeological site in the province of the  Sindh, Pakistan. Built around a 2500 BCE, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient in Indus Valley Civilisation, and one of the world’s earliest major cities, contemporaneous with the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Minoan Crete, and Norte Chico. Mohenjo-daro was abandoned in the 19th century . And located west of the Indus River in Larkana District, Sindh, Pakistan, in a central position between the Indus River and the Ghaggar-Hakra River. Thats means moen.jo. daro are very fantastic and historical palce in the sindh .
    Individual households or groups of households obtained their water from smaller wells. Waste water was the channeled to covered drains that is lined the major streets. Some houses, presumably those of more prestigious inhabitants, include rooms that appear to have been set aside for bathing, and the one building had an underground furnace (known as a hypocaust), possibly for heated bathing. Most houses had inner courtyards, with doors that opened onto side-lanes.

    1. Tariq Hussain Memon

      Moen jo daro
      Moen jo daro is the archological and visiting place for visiter.
      Moen jo daro is located in larkana ,sindh,pakistan and its culture is indus velley civilisationMohen jo daro is old as 5000 B.C,before 5000 years ago,it was a very busy city people all over from subcontinent ,came there and trade each other
      the moen jo daro is the best example of architecture .

      The covered area of Mohenjo-Daro is almost at 300 acress. An estimate of peak climate population is at around 40,000.
      Mohenjo-Daro was the most advanced city of its time.

  8. Shahroz Ali

    Yes, this is also best article because it tell us about the civilization of “Mohen jo daro “.
    Basically mohen jo daro is good historical place,here people came from all over the world,mohen jo daro known as old civilization.
    Mohen jo daro is old as 5000 B.C,before 5000 years ago,it was a very busy city people all over from subcontinent ,came there and trade each other. This city was built in good pattern means,good quality house,noble quality bricks,and better management of water,and also streets were built in a good way.
    People of mohen jo daro were very skilled person,and they were good crafts man,but suddenly what happend with this city,because it was destroyed and no one can alive.
    Some people says that it was damage due to earth quake or some says it was destroyed due to flood.
    Finally my view that this world is temporary and no one remain always in this moral world.

  9. Farhan Ali Lashari

    The Mohenjo Daro The mount OF dead shows The oldest Civilization oF Sindh That sindh is old 5 thousands Years.This is Located AT Near larkana And This Is Also Toursim poinT oF sindh .Most oF peoples Visiting this visiting point On the days OF Eid festivlas and in The Days OF Holidays in Measum All The Things Which Found From Mohenjo daro Are arranged .Visitors Also watCh The History OF Sindh .Forigners Also Visit This Place.And There are No evidance That what Happend in Mohenjo daro .What Reasons Behind The Desrtoyed Conditions oF Mohenjo daro .BUT Reserch Is Still continue to know Solid reasons.

  10. TALHA MEHMOOD

    The name Mohenjo-daro is reputed to signify “the mound of the dead.” is an ancient Indus Valley Civilization city that flourished between 2600 and 1900 BCE.
    The archaeological importance of the site was first recognized in 1922 and lies in Pakistan’s Sindh province. one year after the discovery of Harappa. Subsequent excavations revealed that the mounds contain the remains of what was once the largest city of the Indus civilization. Because of the city’s size—about 3 miles (5 km) in circuit—and the comparative richness of its monuments and their contents, it has been generally regarded as a capital of an extensive state.

  11. yaseen chandio

    t is an archaeological site located in Larkana District in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Mohenjo-Daro is the modern name for the site, simply means Mound of the Dead. The city’s original name is unknown but analysis of a Mohenjo-Daro seal suggests a possible ancient name, Kukkutarma. It Built around 2600 BCE, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, and one of the world’s earliest major urban settlements, contemporaneous with the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Crete. Mohenjo-Daro was abandoned in the 19th century BCE, and was not rediscovered until 1922. Significant excavation has since been conducted at the site of the city, which was designated a Site in 1980. Mohenjo-Daro was the most advanced city of its time, with remarkably sophisticated civil engineering and urban planning. The covered area of Mohenjo-Daro is estimated at 300 hectares.

Leave a Comment