Surfaces of “ancient” objects during recent rains in Mohenjo Daro – Pakistan
LARKANA: An object, believed to be of archaeological significance, surfaced in the DK area of Mohenjo Daro during a recent downpour and expert opinions are being sought to establish its mark and age.
A private tourist guide, Irshad Ahmed Solangi, a resident of the village of Dhand located very close to the archaeological site, revealed on Thursday that he found this object in a ditch, dug during the recent rains, the day before (August 3). He said Dawn that he reported the “discovery” to the site manager, Naveed Sangah.
After examining the object, Mohan Lal, a former chief engineer in the Department of Archeology and Museums and currently working as the Endowment Fund (EFT) Project Manager, referred to the object as a “Buddha pendant” and said estimated that it could be a unique object. antiquity.
“This rare finding requires further study to uncover missing historical links,” he said.
A senior culture department officer said the object looked like a pendant worn by people around their necks.
He said it could be a rare find of his nature at this site. It should be established by experts whether it was made of bronze or some other material, he said, adding that they could also determine its historical or prehistoric value.
When contacted, Naveed Sangah, the curator of Mohenjo Daro, said the object was found by Irshad Solangi in the DK South area.
“We approached an expert working in the culture department to find out the brand and age of the object,” he said.
Ali Haider Gadhi, a senior ecologist in the department, said heavy rains led to the surface of this small figurine.
The object is kept by Mr. Solangi for the moment.
Posted in Dawn, August 5, 2022