Ancient Copper Coins Found at Pakistan's Mohenjo Daro: Reports
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The discovery from the historical Mohenjo Daro would help understand more about the world's oldest civilization once the recovered coins are analyzed.
A pot full of copper coins has been recovered from Mohenjo Daro, a historic and famous archaeological site in Pakistan, reports said.
According to reports, a group of laborers were excavating a collapsed wall at the site when they came across the pot which was full of ancient copper coins of the ancient city.
Director of Conservation and Preservation Syed Shakir Shah reportedly confirmed that a number of coins carefully packed in a pot were recovered and they had been sent to a laboratory for analysis.
Shah was quoted by the media reports saying that research would be undertaken to analyze how old these coins were besides interpreting the language and the numbers inscribed on them.
The laborers recovered the pot of coins during excavation but buried it again. Later, some of them informed the officials of the archives department who then dug them out the Pakistani official told media.
Shah also said that some of the archaeologists were of the view that the coins found were centuries old, but nothing could be said with certainty at this point in time as the exact time period and other relevant details could only be confirmed after a laboratory analysis.
Mohenjo Daro, a 5,500-year-old world heritage site, is also referred to as the "queen site" as no other example of a civilisation's planning and administrative capability has been found till date in any other part of the world.