Harappa is one of the most fascinating and often-visited of Pakistan’s tourist sites: a Bronze Age city dating back to a time so long ago, so ancient that historians do not even know how to interpret the writing system used in the artefacts left behind. To be precise, though, the site was very likely not named Harappa during its time: we have no idea what name it originally had. The current name is just taken from a modern village 6 kilometres away from the excavation site.
It is a marvel that so much of the city has managed to stay intact throughout the years and damages caused by people. The British Raj, [Read more…]