Great bath of Indus valley civilization is found at?

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Q10.The Great bath of Indus valley civilization is found at?
A. Mohanjodaro
B. Harappa
C. Ropar
D. Kalibangan

Mohanjodaro

🔑Key Points

Mohenjo-daro is an archaeological site in the province of Sindh, in Larkana District of Pakistan. Built around 2500 BCE, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation.

The name Mohenjo-daro literally means “the mound of the dead.” in Sindhi language.

The archaeological importance of the site was first recognized in 1922, one year after the discovery of Harappa. Subsequent excavations revealed that the mounds contain the remains of what was once the largest city of the Indus civilization.

Mohenjo-daro was built in the 26th century BCE. Mohenjo-daro was the most advanced city of its time, with remarkably sophisticated civil engineering and urban planning. When the Indus civilization went into sudden decline around 1900 BCE, Mohenjo-daro was abandoned.

Mohenjo-daro was contemporary of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Crete, and Norte Chico civilizations.

Mohenjo-daro was first discovered by an officer of the Archaeological Survey of India, Rakhal Das Benerji in 1920.

Initial excavations at the large scale were done by Kashinath Narayan Dikshit and John Marshall.

Mohenjo-daro city was divided into two parts – Citadel and the Lower City.The covered area of Mohenjo-daro was around 300 hectares.

 Located on the bank of Indus River in the southern province of Sindh, Mohenjodaro was built around 2400 BC. It was destroyed at least seven times by the floods and rebuilt on the top of ruins each time.

Important Findings of Mohenjo-Daro are:

• Many bronze and copper pieces such as figurines and bowls.

Furnaces.

Dancing girl statue in Bronze.

Seal of a man with deer.

Elephants.

Tiger and rhinos around- (Considered to be Pashupati Seal).

Steatite statue of beard man.

Great bath.

Granary.

Bronze Buffalo.

Unicorn Seals.

Features of the Great Bath

The Great Bath ancient structure at Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan, an archaeological site featuring ruins of the Indus civilization.

It is rectangular shaped just like a swimming pool. It was made of baked bricks. A layer of tar and bitumen was used to make it water tight.

It measures 11.88 × 7.01 metres, and has a maximum depth of 2.43 metres. Two wide staircases, one from the north and one from the south, served as the entry to the structure. A 1 metre wide and 40 centimetres high mound is present at the ends of the stairs.

A hole was also found at one end of the Bath which might have been used to drain the water into it.

The Great Bath dates to the 3rd millennium bce and is believed to have been used for ritual bathing,but sometimes for bathing. They most likely used this for religious practice because there is no sign of a temple anywhere for religious practice.




                                                                                                                    

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