Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Stupa found Mohenjo-daro.

 Buddhist stupa found Mohenjo-daro.

Sindh, Pakistan. 

Buddhist stupa is the the highest and most prominent structure of Mohenjo-daro, and is located atop the citadel mound. 

The mound is thought to have housed the elite of the early society and to have been a very sacred part of the ancient city.

 The stupa was built during the Kushan Empire, 1st to 4th centuries CE, while all of the other excavated ruins are from 2,600-1,900BCE.

About Mohenjo-daro:

Mohenjo-daro is an archaeological site in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. 

Built around 2500 BCE, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley civilization, 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 BCE as the Indus Valley Civilization declined, and the site was not rediscovered until the 1920s. 

Significant excavation has since been conducted at the site of the city, which was designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. The site is currently threatened by erosion and improper restoration.

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