October 24, 2012

A VISIT TO A HISTORICAL PLACE

A VISIT TO A HISTORICAL PLACE
OR
A VISIT TO A PLACE OF INTEREST

Points: Introduction – A short history – A description of the place – Visit to museum – The guide – Conclusion.

During the last winter vacations the students of our class visited Moen-jo-Daro, a place of great historical interest One of our teachers also accompanied us.

Moen-jo-Daro is at a distance of seventeen miles from Larkana on the right bank of the river Indus. Moen-jo-Daro means "Mound of the Dead". It was discovered in 1924 by Sir .John Marshall. The civilization which flourished there is known as the Indus Valley Civilization. It flourished some five hundred years ago and is one of the oldest cities in the world.4essay.blogspot.com

We reached there early in the morning. The weather was pleasant. A huge crowd was there including many foreigners. From its ruins it appeared that the Moen-Jo-Daro was well-planned. The people lived in buildings which were plain but dignified. The big houses had two or more storeys. Baked bricks were used for the construction of houses. The houses were provided with paved floors, bath-rooms, wells and cess-pits. The most important building in Moen-Jo-Daro was the Great Bath. The streets of the city were wide and straight with an elaborate system of drainage. The streets were also made of baked bricks. There was an elaborate system of drainage. Proper arrangements were also made against enemy attacks and floods. All these go to prove that the people of the Indus Valley led a highly advanced urban life.4essay.blogspot.com

We also visited a museum there which contains many interesting objects found from Moen-Jo-Daro. These include seals, jewellery, toys, weapons, painted pottery etc. The best find of Moen-Jo-Daro is the head of a bull which was used as a seal. A metal statue of a dancing girl has also been found. A study of these findings reveal that the people of the Indus Valley possessed a highly developed civilization.

I feel mentioning a few words about Mr. Abdul Karim Solangi, one of the guides posted there for the visitors. He proved extremely generous to us. He took keen interest in explaining different historical aspects of the Moen-Jo-Daro.4essay.blogspot.com

We spent the whole day there looking at the ruins of this great historical place. The ruins of the Moen-jo-Daro remind us that once people developed a flourishing civilization here. Indeed, it was a memorable visit which we enjoyed most. It will pilfer through the windows of memory, till a long time.

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