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British tourists enjoy Moenjodaro expedition

LARKANA: A 22-member delegation of Britons headed by writer and journalist Peter Oborne arrived at Moenjodaro on Thursday. The delegation, other members of which appeared to be literati and tourists coming from different walks of life, visited ruins of the Indus Valley Civilisation and took keen interest in the ancient city of the dead. They were taken to the site’s main gate in a convoy of traditional bullock cart, a ride they enjoyed a lot.

The tourists went around the remains of Moenjodaro and the museum standing on the site.

Speaking to local reporters, Mr Oborne and others said they were here to see and study archaeological sites. They said they had already visited Ranikot and some other sites in Sindh. They said Moenjodaro was one of the oldest civilisations of the world which depicted civilised living and a well-planned civic system.

They said the visit satisfied their urge of examining the ancient treasure as closely as possible. Archaeologists and other tourists have much to explore and gain knowledge of ancient sites here.

The delegation intends to also visit Karachi, Hyderabad, Jacobabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur, Multan, Sehwan, Islamabad and Lahore during their journey through Pakistan, sources in the culture and tourism department said.

Published in Dawn, February 8th, 2019
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