Moenjo Daro preservation: Mud and water samples sent to labs

LARKANA: Preservation and repair work of the world heritage monuments of Moenjo Daro is continuing at the site.

In this connection, architect Naveed Sangah told newsmen on Monday that they had obtained samples of the mud and water used in preparing katcha bricks which were first tested at the site and now these samples will be sent to laboratories of Rice Research Institute of Dokri and Mehran University, Jamshoro, for proper analysis to ascertain whether the mud and water combination matches the requirement.

He said that the ancient civilization needs to be saved from trampling, weather conditions and rains. He said that after the test, bricks will be prepared which will be used for flooring the old rooms, strengthening existing sewage drains and dilapidated walls and so forth so that originality remains intact.

He said that the labs will check whether mud or water has any arsenic effect and if they are found usable then further work will be carried out. The work is being carried out under the supervision of Sindh’s Culture and Tourism Department.