(ORDO NEWS) — In 1914, Rahaldas Banerjee, director of the Western Archaeological District in Bombay (now Mumbai), went to investigate a series of mounds near the town of Dokri in Sindh, Pakistan.
The site has never been excavated as the locals believed the site was cursed and that anyone who climbed the mounds would turn blue.
Large-scale excavations began under the leadership of the Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India, Sir John Marshall, and after some time, a huge and very ancient city of Mohenjo-Daro was discovered at the excavation site.
Its name means “Mound of the Dead” as this city has been dead, buried and forgotten for millennia.
The near-simultaneous discovery of ancient cities at Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa provided the first clue to the existence of a civilization in the Indus Valley about 5,000 years ago that rivaled those known in Egypt and Mesopotamia.
Today it is known that the Indus Valley Civilization, or the Harappan Civilization as it is sometimes known, arose at least as early as 3000 BC. and flourished for 1200 years.
Its cities exhibited an exceptional level of civic planning and beautification. The houses were built of baked bricks and were equipped with bathrooms, many of which had toilets.
Waste water from them was diverted into well-built brick sewers that ran through the center of the streets and were covered with brick or stone slabs. Drinking water was stored in cisterns and wells built of wedge-shaped bricks.
Mohenjo-Daro was located on a huge area of more than 100,000 m2, on which there were more than 300 dwellings. On a high hill, known as the citadel, above the residential area of the city, was the Great Bath.
Built from layers of carefully fitted bricks, gypsum mortar and waterproof bitumen, the bathhouse even had changing rooms and a hot air heating system.
By about 1500 B.C. civilization almost collapsed. What happened that led to the death of this huge civilization?
Archaeologists have discovered in the entire city only 44 skeletons of its inhabitants, who died suddenly. Archaeologists estimate that at its peak, Mohenjo-Daro had a population of around 40,000. So why only forty-four bodies?
To date, not a single cemetery has been found in Mohenjo-Daro and its environs.
During excavations, melted stones, traces of fires and an exceptionally powerful explosion were found. So, within a radius of a kilometer, all buildings were completely destroyed.
From the position of the skeletons, it was clear that before death, people calmly paced the streets of the city.
The ashes of Mohenjo-Daro were somewhat reminiscent of Hiroshima and Nagasaki after atomic explosions, where the shock wave and radiation came from above.
Two hypotheses have been put forward to explain the death of the city. One of them is a nuclear explosion.
According to another hypothesis, a nuclear or other explosion occurred during the launch or maneuver of an alien spacecraft that visited our Earth in the distant past.
It is known that the ancient Greeks and Romans repeatedly described “flaming chariots” appearing in the night sky; American Indians – “round baskets” in the sky; the Japanese are “ghost ships” with glowing lights.
According to the testimony of the priest Ezekiel, in Palestine around 592 BC. e. “A strong wind came from the north, and a great cloud arose.
And the fire was blazing from it, and the brilliance was strong, and a strong radiance came out of the middle of the cloud.
And the Mahabharata testifies: during the death of Mohenjo-Daro, the air seemed to be on fire, which was noted even on a sunny day against the background of a bright southern sky!
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