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Moomal Ji Mari

  • Description:

    Moomal Ji Mari (Sindhi: مومل جي ماڙي) is an archaeological site in a village near Mirpur Mathelo in the Ghotki District of Sindh, Pakistan. It is located on a high mound at a distance of 8 km (5.0 mi) from Ghotki city, and is surrounded by a fort or fortress.[1] The site is spread over an area of 3 acres (1.2 ha). The mound of Moomal Ji Mari is about 15-foot (4.6 m) high. Many clay toys and artifacts were found through archaeological excavation, along with the remains of walls made from baked and unbaked bricks.[2] Glazed and unglazed shards of pottery of different kinds was observed on the mound.[3] It is believed to be house of Moomal, a daughter of Raja Nand Gurjar (Gujjar) of Kak State who constructed a palace for her on the mound. This palace was built around 590 AD during the reign of Rai Sahasi II.[4] in Rai dynasty of Sindh. A cultural complex has been built by the Antiquities department, Government of Sindh.[5] Some historians relate it to the love tale of Momal Rano of Soomra Dynasty of Sindh. Rano was Sodho by caste.[6]

  • Type: Heritage site
  • License# Public Domain
  • Source of Description: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cultural_heritage_sites_in_Sindh
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  • Taluka Ghotki, Deh Mathelo, Ghotki