PAKISTAN

Around the World May 1, 2011

One in 10 artifacts from Mohenjo-Daro is related to play, according to a new analysis of decades of finds at the 4,000-year-old Indus city.
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PAKISTAN: One in 10 artifacts from Mohenjo-Daro is related to play, according to a new analysis of decades of finds at the 4,000-year-old Indus city. Often overlooked archaeologically or dismissed as superfluous, leisure items clearly played a prominent role in the lives of many ancient peoples. At Mohenjo-Daro, dice and game pieces tend to be found in clusters, suggesting there were some sort of social halls separate from dwellings. It is a rare insight into the city's mysterious daily life.

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