Gems of YouTube – Mysteries of Mohenjo-Daro an Era of forgotten past

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Great Bath - Mysteries of Mohenjo-Daro an Era forgotten past
Great Bath - Mysteries of Mohenjo-Daro an Era forgotten past
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahoutsav
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Thousands of years ago, the mysterious city of Mohenjo Daro was home to an unknown, advanced and prosperous civilization that used technology and constructed buildings that were unique to the ancient world. Artifacts, relics and ruins reveal startling evidence that the inhabitants of Mohenjo Daro possessed inventions that were far ahead of their time. How and from whom did these remarkable people acquire knowledge of such sophisticated technology? Why did this enigmatic civilization vanish? The history of the ancient world is full of secrets.

A brief Note :

The Great Bath of Mohenjodaro is called the “earliest public water tank of the ancient world”. It measures 11.88 meters x 7.01 meters, and has a maximum depth of 2.43 meters. Two wide staircases, one from the north and one from the south, served as the entry to the structure. A 1 meter wide and 40 centimeters mound is present at the ends of these stairs. A hole was also found at one end of the Bath which might have been used to drain the water into it.

Another view of the Great Bath
The floor of the tank was watertight due to finely fitted bricks and mud laid on edge with gypsum plaster and the side walls were constructed in a similar manner. To make the tank even more watertight, a thick layer of bitumen (waterproof tar) was laid along the sides of the pool and presumably also on the floor. Brick colonnades were discovered on the eastern, northern and southern edges. The preserved columns had stepped edges that may have held wooden screens or window frames. Two large doors lead into the complex from the south and other access was from the north and east. A series of rooms were located along the eastern edge of the building and in one room was a well that may have supplied some of the water needed to fill the tank. Rainwater also may have been collected for this purpose, but no inlet drains have been found.It had a long bathing pool built with waterproof bricks.

“Most scholars agree that this tank would have been used for special religious functions where water was used to purify and renew the well being of the bathers.”

Across the street of Great Bath, there was a large building with several rooms and three verandas, and two staircases leading to roof and upper floor. Considering the size and proximity to Great Bath, this building is tentatively termed as house of Priest/several priests and labelled as “college of priests”

 

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