Title : Special Postage Stamp for the Safeguarding of Moenjodaro
Stamp Serial#
1011 
KPC#
C-723 
MICHEL#
1037 
StanGib#
1235 
Scott#
1033 
Date of Issue
05/01/1976 
Quantity
4,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
The remains of Moenjodaro 
Designer
Chung, Hee Jin 
Image Area
33mmí┐23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5í┐4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing Agency 
Description
In connection with the international campaigns to safeguard outstanding monuments, an important work will be done beginning in the year of 1976 for safeguarding Moenjodaro which is one of the oldest cradles of ancient civilization.

Moenjodaro, the remains of the oldest town in Pakistan, was one of the world's first four great civilizations. It flourished about 4,500 years ago (B.C. 2,500-1,500) along the Indus river valley. The site of town was discovered in 1922.

They built brick buildings solidly and most of the houses had a bath room. From elaborate, brick-lined drainage systems throughtout the town, and ten-meter wide streets laid out in a rectangular pattern, we can gather that they planned their town immensely and carefully.

We have to draw the attention of the world-wide public to the dangers that threaten Moenjodaro, the rising groundwater, corrosion by salt and the flooding of the Indus.

The Ministry of Communications is to issue this special postage stamp in order to make solid the intellectual solidarity of humanity for the safeguarding of important civilizations which should not disappear!