- from Ancient India
Mohenjo-Daro was once the largest city on the Indian subcontinent. As many as 50,000 people lived there.
It may have been one of the two capitals of Indus civilization. Harappa would be the other. They were alike in many ways. Both had large public buildings on hilltops and big warehouses to store grain. Most important, they were well planned and laid out. The city’s ancient name is not known, but archaeologists called it Mohenjo-Daro. That means “Mound of the Dead.” Let’s see what decades of digging tell us about its past.