Skip to comments.Archaeologists made new discoveries at Moenjodaro
Posted on 02/05/2009 6:59:47 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Archaeologists cleaning a drain to flush out rainwater from an explored part of the ancient Indus Valley city of Moenjodaro have been pleasantly surprised to come across artefacts and other objects of much cultural value at the World Heritage site... Well-defined structures of old drains were discovered along with certain old artefacts during the digging, which was necessitated to prevent rainwater stagnating at the world heritage site. An object called an 'elliptical lid' that might have been used for keeping 'holy water' or 'ceremonial water' was also found. Moenjodaro curator Irshad Rid said this was something new for archaeologists. Prior to the current digging, no such object had been found at any site of the Indus Valley Civilisation, he added... According to Qasim, pieces of charcoal were found that would help establish the age of the structures. At the same time, he said that Pakistan needed fine and delicate technology to analyse the new finds without which it would be difficult to determine the age and utility of the objects... Curator Rid said E.J.H. Mackay of the Archaeological Survey of India had conducted the last excavation at the present site between 1927 and 1931.
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How long before the Islamists destroy them? After all, Mohammed said that all knowledge existed in the Koran and that there was no need for non-Islamic artifacts.
When we get another Republican President, if not sooner, we are going to need to send US troops into Pakistan to stop it from being used as a terrorist sanctuary and to give their people democracy.
“and to give their people democracy.”
I wish we could give that utopian foolishness back to the progressive crackpots who dreamed it up during Woodrow Wilson’s presidency.
Moenjodaro, Pakistan Proof that societies do NOT always improve with time.
Thanks! There are probably FR keywords and topics as well. :’)
Uh, hey, guys....
:’) They were way ahead of their time — but still wound up in the crapper.
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