Discovering Pakistan

5, 000 years of Civilization & Culture

Legacy of the Indus Valley Civilization

Mark Kenoyer talks about some of the cultural and social contributions of Ancient Indus cities to the Early Historic period in the Indian subcontinent – for e.g., pottery & jewellery-making … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Feeding the Cities

Indian-born American archaeologist Mark Kenoyer talks about the various crops grown by Indus Valley peoples, the livestock they kept, and the type of foods and spices they enjoyed – traditions … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

People & Professions

Indus archaeologist Mark Kenoyer discusses the various crafts and professions that thrived in Indus Valley cities, from tax-collectors to basket-weavers, perfumers and actors, and even describes the 4, 500 year-old antecedent … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Indus Cities, Towns & Villages

Indus Valley expert Mark Kenoyer describes the layout and structural features of ancient Indus cities in Chapter 3 of his book, “Ancient Cities of the Indus Valley Civilization“. Read excerpts … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ancient Cities of the Indus Valley

Jonathan Mark Kenoyer is a contemporary American archaeologist, and one of the world’s leading authorities on the Indus Valley Civilization. Read the introductory chapter from his 2010 book, “Ancient Cities … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harappa

In the 1850s, British archaeologist Alexander Cunningham began investigating a ruined city called Harappa, bricks from which had been used as ballast by East India Railway Company engineers for a Lahore-Karachi … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · Leave a comment