The culture of ancient India is revealed through archaeology, our modern-day portal to the past. Through dramatic photography and lively narrative, take a passage to Indian antiquity. Visit Mohenjo-Daro or the "mound of the dead," a city built between 4 and 5 thousand years ago. Read how excavations there, begun in 1922, continue to uncover this ancient citadel. Learn, first-hand, what modern techniques tell us about ancient civilizations in the lower Indus Valley. And see how ancient treasures help archaeologists stitch together the multitudinous strands of India's past.
About the Author
Monica L. Smith is an associate professor of anthropology and director of the South Asian Laboratory at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of The Archaeology of an Early Historic Town in Central India and editor of The Social Construction of Ancient Cities.