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Mohenjo-daro’s 4500-year-old walls collapse due to floods

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The floods in Pakistan are posing immense dangers to the 4500-year-old heritage of Mohenjo-daro. Many walls at the site have collapsed due to heavy rainfall.

As per Mohenjo-daro’s Curator, Ehsaan Abbas, while the rain water moves out due to the drainage system at the site, the heavy rainfall is weakening the foundation of the walls, and new construction or renovation will mark an end to the site’s antiquity and uniqueness. Historians have spoken against such renovation.

Mohenjo-daro, discovered in the year 1922 is situated in Pakistan’s Sindh and is a 4500-year-old city from the Indus Valley Civilization. It has received the title of being a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of the impeccable way of its constructions. The reasons of the civilization ending or the desertion of the city have still not been determined by historians.

On the other hand, a Buddhist stupa situated near the Mohenjo-daro site is safe despite the flood situation. The stupa was constructed around 2000 years ago and is a major tourist attraction. Archaeologists have stated that the stupa has been constructed using highly developed techniques.

In the meantime, the number of deaths in Pakistan due to the floods has reached 1343 and more than 3 crore people have been affected by the floods. On Wednesday, Pakistan PM, Shahbaz Sharif said that the developed countries should lend more help when it comes to environmental changes.

Sonakshi Datta
Sonakshi Datta
Journalist who wants to cover the truth which others look the other way from.

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