KARACHI, PAKISTAN — A 32-year-old French tourist, Jean-Pierre Martin, visited Mohenjo-daro, one of the most significant archaeological sites in the world. The ancient city, located in the province of Sindh, Pakistan, dates back to the 3rd millennium BCE and was one of the largest and most advanced settlements of its time.
Jean-Pierre was struck by the sheer size of the city, which at its peak, is estimated to have had a population of over 40,000 people. “It’s hard to believe that this was all built so many thousands of years ago,” he said. “The sheer size of this place is a testament to the ingenuity and creativity of the people who built it.”
As he wandered through the ruins, Jean-Pierre marveled at the sophisticated architecture and engineering of the ancient city. He visited the Great Bath, which was the center of the city’s public life, and the Great Granary, which was used to store the city’s surplus grain.
“The intricacy and detail of the architecture is truly remarkable,” he said. “The ancient builders of Mohenjo-daro were truly ahead of their time.”
One of the things that impressed Jean-Pierre the most was the city’s sophisticated sanitation system. Mohenjo-daro had an advanced sewage system that was built over 4,000 years ago. The city also had a complex water management system that included wells, water tanks, and underground pipes.
“It’s amazing to think that these ancient people had such an advanced understanding of public health and sanitation,” Jean-Pierre said. “Their innovations are still influencing modern society today.”
Jean-Pierre’s experience at Mohenjo-daro was not without its challenges, however. The site is currently facing a number of conservation issues, including damage from flooding and looting. Despite these challenges, Jean-Pierre remains optimistic about the future of this remarkable archaeological site.
“I hope that more people will have the chance to visit Mohenjo-daro and appreciate its significance,” he said. “It’s important that we work to preserve this site for future generations, so that they can experience the wonder and beauty of this ancient civilization.”
Mohenjo-daro is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and remains an important cultural and archaeological site, attracting thousands of visitors every year.