Friday, 1 February 2013


Today I received two postcards from Pakistan and I'm going to show you one of them right away. 
The postcards represents Mohenjo-daro, an archeological site situated in the province of SindhPakistan. Built around 2600 BC, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, and one of the world's earliest major urbansettlements, existing at the same time as the civilizations of ancient EgyptMesopotamia, and Crete. Mohenjo-daro was abandoned in the 19th century BCE, and was not rediscovered until 1922. Significant excavation has since been conducted at the site of the city, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.
Mohenjo-daro, the modern name for the site, simply means Mound of the Dead in Sindhi. The city's original name is unknown, but analysis of a Mohenjo-daro seal suggests a possible ancient Dravidian name, Kukkutarma ("the city [-rma] of the cockerel [kukkuta]"). Cock-fighting may have had ritual and religious significance for the city, with domesticated chickens bred there for sacred purposes, rather than as a food source.

There's also a prehistoric site (much much smaller and less known from Mohenjo-daro, though) near my hometown Rovinj called Monkodonja.  To be more exact, Monkodonja is a hill fort occupied about 1800-1200 BC during the Bronze Age. It is quite possible that Monkodonja had close relationships with the Greek city Mycenae, as fragments of mycenaen ceramics have been found.
You can see how it looks here:

Many many thanks to Waseem for my very first postcard from Pakistan ever! Thanks ;)


  1. super razglednica, markica i pecat! ja jos nisan uspila dogovoriti w&s iz pakistana..!

  2. Mogu ja pistti ovog mog swappera jel' zainteresiran za swap s jos jednim hrvatskih userom, ako hoces ;)