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Mohenjo-daro’s sewers.

Mughal, M. A. Z. (2011) 'Mohenjo-daro’s sewers.', in World history encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, pp. 121-122.


Almost all historians today regard the sewage system of Mohenjo-daro as the largest and best-built sanitation system among contemporary urban centers. It is easily comparable with present-day drainage systems of South Asian countries such as Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. Even today in most of Pakistan and India the same model of drainage is followed what was used in Mohenjo-daro. This indicates the advanced engineering and urban planning of the Indus Valley civilization.

Item Type:Book chapter
Keywords:Indus valley civilization, Pakistan, South Asia, Mohenjo-daro, ancient city planning, sewers, environmental history
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Publisher statement:World History Encyclopedia by Alfred J. Andrea, General Editor Carolyn Neel, Associate General Editor and Volume Editor. Copyright © 2011 by ABC-CLIO, LLC. Reproduced with permission of ABC-CLIO, LLC, Santa Barbara, CA. Photo 'Great Bath at Mohenjo-daro' courtesy of Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, Harappa Archaeological Research Project (HARP)
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Date deposited:11 July 2013
Date of first online publication:2011
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