Mohenjo-daro, a city in modern Pakistan's south in the Sind Province, was positioned on the right bank of River Indus. This city was a portion of the Harappan Civilization and had a minimum of 35,000 residents during the Bronze Age. The name Mohenjo-daro refers to “mound of the dead”. It was only discovered in the 1920s.
All these images of the ancient city of Mohenjo-daro were taken by Dr. Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, one of the world's leading scholars of the ancient Indus civilization and Chairman of the Dept. of Anthropology at the University of Madison, Wisconsin in the United States.
Dr. Kenoyer has been associated with ancient Indus Valley excavations for over 30 years. Since 1986, he has been the Co-Director of the Harappa Archaeological Research Project (HARP) in Harappa, Pakistan, a long-term analysis of how the Indus Valley witnessed various stages of urban development.
Dr. Kenoyer is also a noted author. His most famous book is titled Ancient Cities of the Indus Valley Civilization
(Oxford, 1998). The Ancient South Asian World
(Oxford 2005) is the most recent book penned by him, along with co-author Kimberly Heuston. This book is meant for a younger audience.
Dr. Kenoyer, born and brought up in India, developed an immense interest in the early archaeology, history and culture of South Asia. The late George F. Dales was his mentor during his early years of study. Dr. Dales and Dr. Kenoyer co-wrote Excavations at Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan: The Pottery as a co-author.
Since 1974, Dr. Kenoyer has taken part in many archaeological and ethnographic projects of India and Pakistan. He is particularly interested in the origins of these ancient cities, their writing as well as technology. He has also worked with craftsperson of both India and Pakistan to replicate jewelry, pottery and other ancient objects and the techniques that went into their production.