THE SITE

The site of Mohenjo-Daro is located in contemporary Pakistan and is considered one of the main urban centers of the Indus Civilization, extending well over 250 hectares. Inscribed in 1980 as a World Heritage Site, Mohenjo-Daro is one of the first ancient cities in South Asia to demonstrate extensive urban planning and infrastructure. This 3rd millennium BCE site is one of the best preserved urban centers in South Asia. Discovered in 1922, archaeological excavation work at the site has been prohibited for over 40 years due to concerns over conservation. With technological advancement and capacity to study architectural remains without any impact on the ancient material, projects such as M_LAB have the ability to address some of the key queries about the past.