Modern methods recommended to save Mohenjo Daro from weather ravages.

LARKANA -- Experts at the concluding session of a week-long workshop on Mohenjo Daro rehabilitation have stressed the need for adopting modern methodologies to protect the ancient site against onslaught of climate change.

The workshop titled 'Conservation issues and possible methodologies for rehabilitation of Mohenjo Daro site' which was organised at the ancient site by the culture, tourism and antiquities department in collaboration with Unesco ran from Jan 15 to 22 and ended on Sunday evening.

Thierry Joffroy, the Unesco expert on conservation, who had made the second trip to the site after massive rain caused damage to the international heritage, completed his mission and he now and his colleagues would submit their report to the UN agency's headquarters, said sources privy to the workshop on Monday.

He had visited Mohenjo Daro a few months back and submitted recommendations to the governmental agencies concerned after staying at the site for some time, said the sources, adding the workshop was held in the light of his recommendations.

Mr Joffroy, his team member Cristina Menegazzi, who was an expert on culture and heritage based in Unesco Islamabad office; Dr Syed Shakir Ali Shah, director, and Ali Hyder Gadhi, senior conservationist of Mohenjo Daro, conducted the workshop. The first session focused on quality of raw materials and building materials to be used in the rehabilitation of heritage sites followed by a session on drainage and canals. The third session held on Tuesday covered 'capping' followed by 'underpinning' and salt action on the structures.

Unesco experts at week-long workshop review damage caused by recent calamity

The participants discussed during the workshop the issue of places 'at risk' and repair works. The Sunday's concluding session dealt with overall planning, works, research, training and publications, said the sources.

Kaneez Umme Farwa of the Faculty of Architecture and Town...

To continue reading

Request your trial

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT