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  • Sep 23, 2014
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Indus Valley Civilization

A river damned

The Indus gave India its name, but today South Asia's longest river mostly runs through Pakistan.

Sunday, 9 November, 2008, 12:00am

Ancient civilisation's modern ideas on show

Inhabitants of ancient Pakistan were building well-planned cities with private homes along broad streets laid out in modern-looking grid patterns as long as 4,000 years ago, according to latest archaeological findings.

14 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Pakistan tourism

For the adventurous tourist, Pakistan has plenty to offer. Steam-engine safaris journey on a rail network built by the British Raj - a stately way to travel - while Indus Boat Adventures float down the Indus River in craft modelled on the navy of Alexander the Great.

23 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Monuments reflect great achievements

MEXICO is an ancient cradle of civilisation, like Mesopotamia and the Nile and Indus Valleys, with a recorded history dating back to 3,000BC.

One tribe, the Toltec, developed a civilisation (200BC to 900AD) which built one of the ancient world's most impressive monuments, the Pyramids of Teotihuacan. These were once part of a ceremonial city covering 27 square kilometres.

16 Sep 1995 - 12:00am