Moen jo daro

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Mohenjo-daro (pronounced [muˑənⁱ dʑoˑ d̪əɽoˑ], lit. Mound of the Dead, Sindhi: موئن جو دڙو), is an archeological site situated in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Built around 2600 BC, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, and one of the world’s earliest majorurban settlements, existing at the same time as the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Crete. Mohenjo-daro was abandoned in the 19th century BC, and was not rediscovered until 1922. Significant excavation has since been conducted at the site of the city, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.[1]

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Mohenjo-daro was most likely one of the largest cities of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, which is also known as the Harappan Civilization afterHarappa, another important IVC site, located to the north of Mohenjo-daro in Punjab, Pakistan.[4]

The prehistoric Indus culture gave rise to the Indus Valley Civilization around 3000 BC. The civilization spanned much of what is now Pakistan and North India, but suddenly went into decline around 1900 BC. Indus Civilization settlements spread as far west as the Iranian border, with an outpost inBactria, and as far south as the Arabian Sea coast of western India in Gujarat. Among the settlements were the major urban centers of Harappa and Mohenjo-daro, as well as Lothal.

At its height, Mohenjo-daro was the most developed and advanced city in South Asia, displaying remarkably sophisticated engineering and urban planning for its time.[5]

How to get there?

Mohenjodaro Airport, located in (or close to) Mohenjodaro has 1 runway, which is 6512 feet (1985 metres) long. The geographic coordinates of this airport are 27 degrees, 20 minutes, 7 seconds north (27.335156) and 68 degrees, 8 minutes, 35 seconds east (68.143053). Mohenjodaro Airport is 154 feet (47 m) above sea level.

Mohenjodaro Airport, near Mohenjodaro, Pakistan, is in is in the time zone UTC+5.

The airport is referred to by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) using the airport code MJD. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) uses OPMJ when referring to Mohenjodaro Airport.

Mohenjo-daro is located in SindhMohenjo-daro is located in the Larkana District of Sindh, Pakistan,[2] on a Pleistocene ridge in the middle of the flood plain of the Indus River Valley, around 28 kilometres (17 mi) from the town of Larkana. The ridge was prominent during the time of the Indus Valley Civilization, allowing the city to stand above the surrounding plain, but the flooding of the river has since buried most of the ridge in deposited silt. The site occupies a central position between the Indus River and the Ghaggar-Hakra River. The Indus still flows to the east of the site, but the riverbed of the Ghaggar-Hakra on the western side is now dry.

Hotels:

HOTEL SAMBARA INN
Raza Shah Kabir VIP Road Larkana.
Nearby Circuit House (D.C.O. House)

HOTEL SAPNA INN
Station Road Larkana.
HOTEL ROYAL CITY
Royal Road Larkana.

PARIS INN
Royal Road Larkana.