from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A ruined prehistoric city of Pakistan in the Indus River valley northeast of Karachi. Its remains date to c. 3000 B.C.


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  • But not to Irab; to a totally different country called "Mohenjo-Daro."

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  • Some 4600 years ago, another city, known as Mohenjo-Daro, flourished in the Indus River valley.

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  • We started wheat cultivation from the Mohenjo-Daro times (part of the Indus Valley civilization now in Pakistan), but since then we have hardly produced 6 million tons of wheat …

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  • Although often overshadowed by the grander, and much later, Indus Valley sites of Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa, Mehrgarh is well known in archaeological circles as the only South Asian site with a 5,000-year-long continuous sequence of settlements, beginning in the eighth millennium B.C.

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  • South Asia, to 72 B.C.E. An early urban civilization in the Indus Valley produced the polished stone, metals, incised seals, and pictographs excavated since 1920 at Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro.

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  • It was anchored in two great cities along the Indus River, Harappa itself and Mohenjo-Daro, each carefully laid out in a gridlike pattern.

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  • In EGYPT, the protodynastic unification of the northern and southern regions occurred by about 3000 B.C.E. INDUS VALLEY civilization began somewhat later, but by 2500 B.C.E., the two great cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro were well established.

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  • B.C. The earliest pattern of a planned city, the gridiron scheme (i.e., straight parallel streets crossing other straight parallel streets at right angles) is found, in a slightly irregular form, in India (Mohenjo-Daro, roughly 2500 B.C.).


  • She remembered the digs around Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro, in the Indus Valley, and the careful, patient native laborers -- the painstaking foremen, the pickmen and spademen, the long files of basketmen carrying away the earth.



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