19 May '17, 4am

Scientists decide to bury 5,000-year-old lost city in Pakistan

Mohenjo Daro is threatened by the baking temperatures of the Indus Valley and the threat from tourists and terrorists Archaeologists are trying to save the remains of a nearly 5,000-year-old city in Pakistan by burying it again. The buried city, known as Mohenjo Daro or “mound of the dead”, was first discovered in the 1920s by an officer at the Archaeological Survey of India in what is now Sindh, Pakistan. Over the next 50 years, excavations revealed a Bronze Age city complete with a street grid and a sophisticated drainage system which included flushing toilets. The city was part of the Harappan civilisation which reached its heyday at around 2500BCE and ended in apparent destruction in around 1900BCE. No one exactly knows why the Harappan civilisation the disappeared, although theories for their extinction have included an Aryan invasion and catastrophic weather conditio...

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