How did Mohenjodaro meet it's end?
Termination of Mohenjodaro civilization, Causes affecting the downfall of Mohenjodaro and Harappa civilization.
This question is for history experts. We all learnt in schools that Indus valley civilization was the mother of the Indian civilization. There were two great cities located along Indus valley namely-
Harappa and Mohenjodaro.
Harappa and Mohenjodaro are now in Pakistan. Strangely these cities were abandoned around 1900 BC. Causes of decline are unknown.
These were highly developed cities with an excellent drainage system,multi-story buildings and community baths. They weren't barbarians as we imagined them.
Some suggest that these cities were captured by Aryans.But my question is how an extremely developed city with scientists and warriors fell to a bunch of horse riders from Central Asia?
They had advanced machinery and weapons too.
As of natural causes these were earthquake prone areas. So it is safe to say earthquakes killed a few.
Yet no earthquake is so huge that it can wipe out cities along with its citizens.
Some suggest that frequent Indus floods killed them. For me that's very unlikely.
These people had dams. They could stop floods and redirect them.
None of these suggestions makes sense thereby.
So I wanted to ask experts what led to fleeing and destruction of people and cities of Indus valley.