Discovering Pakistan

5, 000 years of Civilization & Culture

First Light on a Long-Forgotten Civilization

In 1922, a team of Indian archaeologists, led by Sir John Marshall, made an astounding discovery –  a sophisticated, indigenous civilization had flourished in the Indus River Basin 5,000 years ago, with planned cities, grid-pattern streets and an urban sanitation system without parallel in the ancient world. Read his reaction to the discovery, following excavations at Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa in present-day Pakistan.

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