Pakistan is currently grappling with the biggest climate tragedy in world history. The unseasonal rains in the country have snatched everything from the people. Heavy rains and floods have devastated large parts of Pakistan’s Sindh province, affecting the archaeological site of Mohenjodaro. Remains related to the Indus Valley Civilization have been found from here. It is one of the oldest cities in the world.
Mohenjodaro means ‘mound of the dead’. This city was settled by the people very thoughtfully in ancient times. In front of this, even the good metropolis of today have failed. Its excavation started in 1921. Several important parts of the region were submerged by the floods caused by the rising water level of the Indus river.
According to media reports, many areas of the historic ruins have been badly damaged due to the sewerage drain floods. Most of the dams on the Indus River are overfilled with water flowing over them. Due to the floods in Mohenjodaro, part of the streets were once again covered with mud. Several walls were also damaged. If the havoc of this kind of flood continues, then it is not a big deal that this treasure of archeology gets buried under the ground once again.
Mohenjodaro, a cluster of mounds and ruins, is a 5000 year old archaeological site located about 80 km from the city of Sukkur. It contains the remains of one of the two main centers of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, the other being Harappa, located 640 km northwest of the Punjab province.
At the same time, the Archaeological Department of Pakistan has said that if attention is not paid to the conservation of this priceless heritage, then it can be removed from the World Heritage List. The water level of the Indus river in Pakistan has increased significantly and due to this Mohenjodaro, which is a priceless heritage of the world, falling in Sindh province has again reached the verge of extinction.
The Archaeological Department of Pakistan has said that Mohenjodaro may be removed from the World Heritage List if immediate attention is not paid to its conservation and restoration. Due to this the administration has banned the entry of tourists here.