Mohenjo-daro vs. Merv

Mohenjo-daro

This massive mud-brick city in the Indus River Valley is the earliest example of urbanization in South Asia. The city flourished for 800 years but today is threatened by the Indus River's rising water table. Will modern urbanites help this ancient city gain new accolades through an ArchaeoMadness victory?

Merv

An ancient oasis-city along the Silk Road located in modern Turkmenistan, Merv supported populations as far back as the 3rd millennium BC. In the third century AD, Merv was a place of religious tolerance—home to Zoroastrians, Buddhists, Manichaeans, Jews, and Christians. Merv was sacked in 1221 by the son of Genghis Khan, but shortly before the Mongol invasion, Merv was flourishing and may have briefly been the most populous city in the world. Will success in ArchaeoMadness restore its former glory?

Mohenjo-daro
53 votes
Merv
19 votes
Total votes: 72
Enter to Win

To be considered for the daily prize, please submit your information below. You may enter once per day.

DIg Deeper

Email the AIA
Subscribe to the AIA e-Update

Sign Up!