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Uncover the secrets of this Bronze Age civilisation as you take a close look at objects and historical photographs from Mohenjo-Daro, one of the largest cities in the Indus Valley.  Archaeologists have not yet deciphered the Indus Valley script, will your students get close to decoding this ancient language? 

Duration: 1 hour

Session Format: Students will be divided into two groups. One group will go up to the World Archaeology gallery (second floor), where a Museum teacher will lead a 30 minute taught session and deciphering exercise. The other group will go to the World Anthropology gallery (first floor) where they will complete a self-directed activity inspired by objects from India. After 30 minutes the groups will swap and will finish the visit with short plenary session.

Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. All Seasons.

Find out more on the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology website.

“The team worked hard to ensure the visits were interactive and engaging. Many of our pupils left the museum considering a future in either archaeology or anthropology!”

Key Stage

KS2