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Tuesday, March 19, 2019


The main urban centre of the ancient world's largest & in many ways, most advanced Civilization (Indus Valley, present day Pakistan). The urban centre, with its advanced grid street plan, covered drains, piped water into individual homes, public baths, water and grain storage systems, advanced waste disposal, extensive trade networks with Mesopotamia and many more astonishing features, was suddenly abandoned 3500 years ago, when the advanced civilization mysteriously vanished forever from the pages of history.
 The city lacks ostentatious palaces, temples, or monuments. There's no obvious central seat of government or evidence of a king or queen. Modesty, order, and cleanliness were apparently preferred. Pottery and tools of copper and stone were standardized. Seals and weights suggest a system of tightly controlled trade.

"Out of all the places I have ever been to on this planet...this is the place that speaks to me the most. These 5000 year old ruins say "We have been through it all.....the path that you still walk on......civilization, extreme urbanisation, the most advanced pre-industrial society of the ancient world,....capitalism, commercialism...the ruthless pursuit of trade & profit....over population....climate change, pollution of cities, exhaustion of resources, the vanishing of water ...the drying of breakdown.....madness............In the end we abandoned this mad experiment called Civilization.."

Faraz Waqar

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