A unique “Buddha pendant” discovered in Mohenjo-daro after a heavy downpour
A unique ancient object, called a “Buddha pendant”, was found very close to the archaeological site of Mohenjo-daro in Pakistan’s Sindh province after the area was hit by heavy rains, according to a media report on Friday.
Considered to be of archaeological significance, the object was found in the Dikshit South area of Mohenjo-daro after a downpour on August 3 dawn reports the newspaper.
Irshad Ahmed Solangi, a private tour guide and resident of Dhand village near the archaeological site, said on Thursday he found the object in a ditch that was dug during recent rains on Wednesday.
Upon discovering the object, he immediately reported it to Site Officer and Curator Naveed Sangah, according to the report.
Ali Haider Gadhi, a senior curator in the archeology department, reiterated that heavy rains led to the surface of the ancient object.
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After examining the object, Mohan Lal, a former chief engineer in the Department of Archeology and Museums and currently working as the Endowment Fund (EFT) Project Manager identified it as a “Buddha pendant” and suggested that it was a “unique antiquity”. “
“This rare finding requires further study to uncover the missing links in the story,” he said in the report.
An unnamed senior culture department official, while describing the object, said it looked like a pendant that people often wear around their necks.
He said closer examination of the find will reveal more information about the mark and age of the object, and help to know its historical and prehistoric value.
“We approached an expert working in the culture department to find out the brand and age of the object,” he said.
Mohenjo-daro is an archaeological heritage site discovered by Indian archaeologist RD Banerji in 1922. It is located east of the Indus River in the semi-arid region of Sindh province. Covering 618 acres, it is the largest and best-preserved urban center of the Indus Civilization (2600-1900 BC).