Saving the lost city of Mohenjo Daro – Pakistan; AFP

Pakistan – Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro

If nothing is done to protect the ruins — already neglected and worn by time — they will fade into dust and obscurity.

The centre of a powerful ancient civilisation, Mohenjo Daro was one of the world’s earliest cities — a Bronze Age metropolis boasting flush toilets and a water and waste system to rival many in modern Pakistan.

Some 5,000 years on archaeologists believe the ruins could unlock the secrets of the Indus Valley people, who flourished around 3,000 BC in what is now India and Pakistan before mysteriously disappearing.

But they warn, if nothing is done to protect the ruins — already neglected and worn by time — they will fade to dust and obscurity, never taking their rightful place in history.

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