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In Flood-stricken Pakistan, Rains Damage Archeological Site

Temporary housing is constructed for flood victims in Hyderabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. In flood-stricken Pakistan where an unprecedented monsoon season has already killed hundreds of people, the rains are now threatening an ancient archeological site dating back 4,500 years, the site's chief official said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih)
Temporary housing is constructed for flood victims in Hyderabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. In flood-stricken Pakistan where an unprecedented monsoon season has already killed hundreds of people, the rains are now threatening an ancient archeological site dating back 4,500 years, the site's chief official said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih)
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Islamabad (AP) -- In flood-stricken Pakistan where an unprecedented monsoon season has killed hundreds of people, the rains now threaten a famed archeological site dating back 4,500 years, the site’s chief official said Tuesday.

The ruins of Mohenjo Daro — located in southern Sindh province near the Indus River and a UNESCO World Heritage Site — are considered among the best preserved urban settlements in South Asia. They were discovered in 1922 and to this day, mystery surrounds the disappearance of its civilization, which coincided with those of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.