VISIT TO A PLACE OF INTEREST
During the last winter vacations the students of our class visited Moen-jo.Daro, a place of great historical interest one of our teachers also accompained us.
Moen-jo-Daro is at a distance of seventeen miles from Larkana on the right bank of the river Indus. Moen.Jo.Daro means “Mound of the Deed”. It was discovered in 1924 by Sir John Marshall. The civilization which flourished there is known as the Indus Valley Civilization; it flourished some five hundred years ago and is one of the oldest cities in the world.
We reached there early in the morning. The weather was pleasant. A huge crowd was there including many foreigners. From its reins it appeared that the Moen Jo Daro was well planned. The people lived in buildings which were plain but dignified. The big houses had two or more storey. Baked bricks were used (or the construction of houses. The houses were provided with paved floors, bath-rooms, wells and case-pits. The most important building in Moen-Jo-Daro was the Great Bath. The streets of the city were wide and straight with an elaborate system of drainage. The streets were also made of baked bricks. There was an elaborate system of drainage. Proper arrangements were also made against enemy attacks and floods. All these go to prove that the people of theIndusValleyled a highly advanced urban life.
We also visited a museum there which contains many’ interesting objects found from Moen-Jo-Daro. These include seals, jewellery, toys, weapons, painted pottery etc. The best find of Moen-Jo-Daro is the head of a bull which was used as a seal. A metal statue of a dancing girl has also been found. A study of these findings reveals that the people of theIndusValleypossessed a highly developed civilization.
I feel mentioning a few words about Mr. Abdul Karim Solangi, one of the guides posted there for the visitors. He proved extremely generous to us. He took keen interest in explaining different historical aspects of the Moen-Jo-Daro.
We spent the whole day there looking at the ruins of this historical place. The ruin of the Moen-jo-Daro reminds us that once people developed a flourishing civilization here. Indeed, it was a memorable visit which we enjoyed most. It will pilfer through the windows of me memory, till a long time.