Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro

UNESCO RegionAsia and the Pacific
CoordinatesN27 19 45 E68 8 20
Inscription Date1980
Property (ha)240
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
All ThreatsWater rain/water table
All ThreatsImpacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
All ThreatsFlooding
All ThreatsManagement activities
Unesco Reference Number138
State of Conservation Report
DescriptionThe ruins of the huge city of Moenjodaro – built entirely of unbaked brick in the 3rd millennium B.C. – lie in the Indus valley. The acropolis, set on high embankments, the ramparts, and the lower town, which is laid out according to strict rules, provide evidence of an early system of town planning.
StatusWorld Heritage Site