A preserved ancient city in Pakistan has witnessed “mass destruction” as a result of the country’s historic rains and could cost millions of dollars to repair.
Ahsan Abbasi, a curator at Mohenjo Daro, told the Associated Press the outer walls of the city had been damaged by the rains.
The Mohenjo Daro’s “Buddhist stupa” — a religious burial ground — survived the rains, however. Repairs to preserve the World Heritage site are now underway, Abbasi told the AP.
Mohenjo Daro — or Mound of the Dead in Sindhi —is an ancient civilization in the heart of Pakistan that cropped up on the Indus river 4,500 years ago. The ruins of the city are now a UNESCO world heritage site.
Mojenjo Daro was discovered in the 1920s after mysteriously disappearing 4,000 years ago, according to National Geographic. Remnants of the city include bronze statues, pottery and a pool called the Great Bath.
The immaculately planned city, with endless rows of baked brick walls, was considered the “first great urban …