There existed an overture to Mohenjodaro and Harrapa at Kot Diji in between the Indus Valley Civilization and Mehargarh, which flourished at about the period when Indus Valley Civilization was taking place.
It is located in South of Khairpur about 22 Kilometers in Sindh, Pakistan. The whole site is residing at the hills of Limestone on the eastern edge of Indus River, on about 60 kilometers of northeast Mohenjodaro. It was discovered and excavated in 1955; the reliquiae of Kot Diji depicts the very first proof of inhabitancy.
The Kot Diji tradition is featured by the use of red-slipped spherical pot with a small neck colored with black band. Comprehensively synchronized with Indus Civilization, the Kot Diji tradition ultimately gave path to developing Indus Valley Civilization. During the top of the Kot Diji tradition, the location was split into “Lower Town” and “Citadel”.
Uniformed bricks, scales of fish, ceramic clay cakes and converging circle styles at crockery and other characteristics searched in Indus Civilization were previously in use at the location. On the foundation of proofs and the fact that same antique objects were discovered over much of the huge area of departed Indus Valley or Harrapan Civilization. This premier period at Kot Diji and other locations were titled as “Early Harrapan Culture” referred calling by Doctor M.R. Mughal. The revelation of Harrapa depicts the great empathy along with Kot Diji finds.
The earlier Harrapa location at Kot Diji comprises of two evidently definite areas. Citadel is situated on the top ground for the superiors distinguished by protective wall with rampart at uniform intervals. This site quantifies about 500ft x 350ft. exterior area, or the city rightly comprised of mud bricks’ houses on the stone basis.
The clay crockery found in this location has styles with curvy and horizontal lines, or coils and basic triangular ornaments. The remnants of pan, balls, bangles, ceramic clay puppets of mother goddess and animals, pots, the jars for storage, cart toys, pearls and bronze colored arrows have also been discovered alongside well stylish stone appliances. The most intriguing discovery at Kot Diji is cart toy, which depicts that the wheels guided them to manufacture bullock carts.
There are the proofs of blazing of this town, which were also examined at Kalibangan and Amri. It is still a mystery behind the burning of these fortified towns.
The current remnants of Kot Diji also involve a fort which was constructed by Mir Suharab Talpur ruler (1803-1830). This fort was constructed on the elevation of a abrupt narrow hill is well secured and commonly misunderstood as an indication of Kot Diji civilization of ancient period.