Sindh Art and Cultural tour-Mohegan-daro, Rankikot fort, Chaukhandi tomb
Mohenjo-Daro in Sindh
Sindh: The Indus Valley civilization was entirely unknown until 1921, when excavations in what would become Pakistan revealed the cities of Harappa and Mohenjo Daro. This mysterious culture emerged nearly 4,500 years ago and thrived for a thousand years, profiting from the highly fertile lands of the Indus River floodplain and trade with the civilizations of nearby Mesopotamia. Mohenjo-daro was built in the 26th century BCE.
Mohenjo-daro was one of the largest cities of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, also known as the Harappan Civilization. Mohenjo-daro was the most advanced city of its time, with remarkably sophisticated civil engineering and urban planning. Mohenjo-Daro is a UNESCO world heritage site since 1980.
The style of architecture is typical to the region of Sindh. Generally, the tombs are attributed to the Jokhio (also spelt Jokhiya) and known as the family graveyard of the Jokhio tribe, although other, mainly Baloch, tribes have also been buried here. They were mainly built during Mughal rule sometime in the 15th and 18th centuries when Islam became dominant.
The Chaukhandi tombs form an early Islamic cemetery situated 29 km (18 mi) east of Karachi, The tombs were built between the 15th and 18th centuries and use architectural techniques and designs that were unique in the Islamic world at the time. Members of the Jokhio, Kalmati and some Baloch tribes are buried in these intricately carved graves.
Explore the Might of a Great Lost Civilization Ranikot Fort also known as ‘The Great wall of Sindh’ is thought to be the world’s largest fort. But who built it and for what purpose? These unanswered questions baffle us all. Since 1993, it has been on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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