Archeology

THE ARCEOLOGICAL SITES & REMAINS
OF DISTRICT KAMBER SHAHDADKOT, SINDH-PAKISTAN.
(Investigations, Exploration & Research from 1992 to 2015)

Compiled By
SHEIKH JAVED ALI SINDHI

Karohar Daro-Kamber

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THE ARCEOLOGICAL SITES & REMAINS
OF DISTRICT KAMBER SHAHDADKOT, SINDH-PAKISTAN.
(Investigations, Exploration & Research from 1992 to 2015)

Compiled By
SHEIKH JAVED ALI SINDHI

SAROH
Saroh Social Development Organization Shahdadkot
Saroh Office, Near Scientific Public School,
Railway Station Road, Shahdadkot,
District Kamber-Shahdadkot, Sindh, Pakistan- 77300
Ph: +92-74-4012896, Cell: +92-3328213864
E-mail: org.saroh@gmail.com
2015 AD/ 1436 AH

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I dedicate this work to my team members;

Nida Alvi
Seema Noor Soomro
Humera Soomro
Kubra Silro
Muhammad Ayaz Soomro
Juma Khan Solangi
&
Hosh Muhammad Jarwar

Working with
Indus Resource Centre (IRC)
Under
SBEP- Sindh Community Mobilization Program (SCMP)
Implemented by
Government of Sindh & USAID Pakistan

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Acknowledgment
I thank my God for providing me with everything that I required in completing this research.
I would like to express my gratitude towards my parents for their kind cooperation & knowledge.
This is a matter of great pleasure to have the opportunity to thank individuals who played part in compilation of this research. My deepest
gratitude to Mr. Saifullah Soomro (Insan Hamdad Sangat Shahdadkot) who provided me opportunity to work with the team of Department of
Archeology Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur Mirs, Sindh in December 1995. The survey was organized by Government of Sindh to
document the Archeological Sites of Shahdadkot, Miro Khan and Qubo Saeed Khan areas. It was facilitated by Mr. Ajmal Kamboh (SDM
Shahdadkot). During this survey I practically saw how to investigate, explore and document a site on the ground. I pay a tremendous debt of
thanks to my class fellow Khalid Hussain Channa who accompanied me every time to explore the sites in the district.
Gratitude is also expressed to Ayesha Sheikh (Shahdadkot), Arbelo Dad Muhammad Sheikh (Shahdadkot), Nawazish Ali Dayo
(Shahdadkot), Gulshan Brohi (Kamber), Gul Muhammad Shabrani (Miro Khan), Faqir Manzoor Ali Mahesar Hussaini (Sijawal Junejo), Abdul
Ahed Patoojo (Nasirabad), Dr. Ali Akber Aseer Qureshi (Junani-Warah), Ahmed Khan Chhuto (Warah) and Deedar Hussain Wagan (Wagan)
who shared their information with me time to time.

Sheikh Javed Ali Sindhi
Shahdadkot, Thursday 19th March 2015 AD.

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THE ARCEOLOGICAL SITES & REMAINS
OF DISTRICT KAMBER SHAHDADKOT, SINDH.
Taluka Kamber:
S.No

Name of the Site

Union Council

Taluka

Address/Location & Remarks

01

Baghan Shah Jo Daro

Kamber-II

Kamber

A Graveyard stands on this mound these days

02

Ali Khan Jo Daro

Kamber-III

Kamber

Remains of old mound near Village Ali Khan Taluka Kamber

03

Mataran Waro Daro

Kamber-III

Kamber

Mataran Waro Mukam is situated in Village Chhajra

04

Jhaley Jo Daro

Kamber-III

Kamber

A small mound near Village Bhanwanda Lakha in UC Kamber-III

05

Wadhan Waro Daro

Jean Abro

Kamber

The site is located on the banks of Noor Wah near Eso Kalhoro

06

Panhwar Daro

Jean Abro

Kamber

A small mound on the banks of Noor Wah in Kamber Taluka

07

Marinda Daro

Jean Abro

Kamber

The tomb of Mian Shahal Muhammad Kalhoro stands on this mound

08

Bai Daro

Ber

Kamber

A village is named after this site

09

Noonar Daro

Raunti

Kamber

A cluster of mounds called Noonaran Ja Dara near Village Mena

10

Batool Shah Jo Daro

Raunti

Kamber

This site is located near Village Batool Shah in UC Raunti on Ghar Wah

11

Panhwaro Daro

Boohar

Kamber

A tomb and old mound located in the south of village Panhwaro

12

Dari Khushal

Boohar

Kamber

Village Dari Khushal stands on this site these days

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Noonari Daro

Kalar

Kamber

It is located in the north of Village Walidad Mugheri on Kamber Dost Ali Road

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Dost Ali Daro

Dost Ali

Kamber

Remains of old settlement in the west of Dost Ali Irrigation Bungalows

Dost Ali

Kamber

Situated on the banks of Miani Attan Lake
Remains of old mosque and settlement on Dost Ali Meeran Machhi Road

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Lilan Jo Daro/Lehore

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Garhi Sher Muhammad Naitch Daro

Dost Ali

Kamber

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Dheeroo Jo Daro

Ghaibidero

Kamber

Dheeroo is an Archeological Site located in UC Ghaibidero area-Kamber

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Danoo Daro

Ghaibidero

Kamber

Danoo Daro is an Archeological Site located in UC Ghaibidero area-Kamber

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Yaroo Daro

Ghaibidero

Kamber

Yaroo Daro is an Archeological Site located in UC Ghaibidero area-Kamber

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Damriye Jo Daro

Ghaibidero

Kamber

It is situated in the west of Village Sabu Buriro near Dandeehar Daro

Kamber

Sheikh Jo Daro is located in the neighbourhood of Damriye Jo Daro

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Sheikh Daro

Ghaibidero

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Dandar Badshah-Nena Bai Daro (Dandeehar)

Ghaibidero

Kamber

Muhammad Isa mentioned this site in Akhbar-e-Talim Vol: 26 No.7, October 1926

23

Toop Waro Daro

Ghaibidero

Kamber

This site is situated near Village Boohar UC Ghaibidero Taluka Kamber

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Karohar Daro

Ghaibidero

Kamber

Karohar Daro is situated in the west of Khandoo in UC Ghaibidero Taluka Kamber

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Thorki Daro

Ghaibidero

Kamber

The site is located on the banks of Saroh Lake in the south of Ghaibidero

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Bajak Jo Daro

Ghaibidero

Kamber

It is located at 65 Km in the west of Kamber in UC Ghaibidero area-Kamber

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Korh Jo Daro

Ghaibidero

Kamber

The tomb of Mian Hassan Lakho stands near this mound in Kachho area

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Mai Tuniani Jo Daro

Ghaibidero

Kamber

It is located in the neighbourhood of Saroh Lake near Ghaibidero

29

Lalan Ji Maari

Ghaibidero

Kamber

A Bronze age Archeological site on the banks of River Khenji in Kamber

30

Sita Waro Daro

Ghaibidero

Kamber

Remains of an old settlement at Sita Ji Dath in Khirthar Range

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Rabari Jo Daro

Ghaibidero

Kamber

An old mound in Deh Jagir-6 UC Ghaibidero Taluka Kamber

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Dopati Jo Daro

Ghaibidero

Kamber

An old mound in Deh Jagir-6 UC Ghaibidero Taluka Kamber

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Dambey Jo Daro

Ghaibidero

Kamber

An old mound in Deh Jagir-6 UC Ghaibidero Taluka Kamber

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Dambi Jo Daro

Ghaibidero

Kamber

An old mound in Deh Jagir-6 UC Ghaibidero Taluka Kamber

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Nozaman Jo Daro

Ghaibidero

Kamber

The site is situated in the west of Kamber in Jagir area

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Purano Daro

Khairpur Juso

Kamber

This site lies in Khairpur Juso Taluka Kamber on Larkana Khairpur Juso Road

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Nathar Waro Daro

Khairpur Juso

Kamber

Remains of Archeological site near Khairpur Juso-Kamber

Lehore Jo Daro-Kamber

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Taluka Shahdadkot:
S.No

Name of the Site

Union Council

Taluka

Jamali

Shahdadkot

Address/Location & Remarks

01

Limo Junejo/Son Thariro

02

Mr. K. N. Dikshit made investigations at Limo Junejo in 1925-26

Sahjoo Jo Daro

Jamali

Shahdadkot

The mound is located at 23 Km in the north east of Shahdadkot near Atal

03

Thariri Sanjer Bhatti

Jamali

Shahdadkot

It is situated 3 Km from Village Sanjer Bhatti with 150x100x7 meters

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Gulab Shah Jo Daro

Jamali

Shahdadkot

This is a small site located at 8 Km on Shahdadkot Garhi Khairo Road

05

Amani Jo Daro

Jamali

Shahdadkot

Village Kamal Khokhar exists on this mound in UC Jamali

06

Shahpur Jo Daro

Aitbar Khan Chandio

Shahdadkot

Mr. K. N. Dikshit made investigations at Shahpur in 1925-26

07

Umar Shah Jo Daro

Aitbar Khan Chandio

Shahdadkot

Umer Shah Jo Daro is nearly disappeared from its location

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Angh Jo Daro

Aitbar Khan Chandio

Shahdadkot

Mr. K. N. Dikshit made investigations at Anghudaro in 1925-26

09

Thariri Golo Khuhawar (Lahori Kot)

Aitbar Khan Chandio

Shahdadkot

The mound is situated in the neighbourhood of Silra and Gabar Kalhoro

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Dhing Jo Daro

Aitbar Khan Chandio

Shahdadkot

This is a small site located 13 Km in the north east of Shahdadkot

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Jandeh Waro Daro /Noorpur

Aitbar Khan Chandio

Shahdadkot

Remains of an old settlement of Muslim Period in Shahdadkot

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Daro Hasi Jo Kot

Aitbar Khan Chandio

Shahdadkot

A site locally known as Hasi Jo Kot in UC Aitbar Khan Chandio-Shahdadkot

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Daro Mianji Muhammad Murad Bhatti

Jamali

Shahdadkot

The site in located in the neighbourhood of Village Muhammad Khan Bhutto

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Retian Waro Daro

Silra

Shahdadkot

It was founded in the days of Mian Noor Muhammad Kalhoro (1719-1755)

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Khokharan Waro Daro

Silra

Shahdadkot

A round water pot, typically of polished brass was found from this mound

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Sando Daro

Silra

Shahdadkot

This is a Pre-Islamic site in Deh Sando on Shahdadkot Bago Daro Road

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Qattal Shah Jo Daro

Silra

Shahdadkot

Qattal Shah Daro is situated in Deh Magsi on Shahdadkot Dost Ali Road

18

Kurk Waro Daro

Silra

Shahdadkot

Local people use this site as graveyard to bury their dead close to the city

19

Thariri Ali Murad Chandio

Silra

Shahdadkot

It is situated 12 Km in the west of Shahdadkot near Bago Daro

20

Shaho Jamali Jo Daro

Jamali

Shahdadkot

Mir Shaho Khan Jamali founded a village on this old mound

Bordering Sites & Mounds in the north of Shahdadkot, Sindh.
1. Gandohar Jo Daro (Khichi Barija Balochsitan) 2. Ghorahar Jo Daro (Khichi Barija Balochsitan) 3. Chowki Jamali (Deh Sameji Balochistan)
4. Gandakha (Balochsitan) 5. Bangul Daro (Garhi Khairo Jacobabad-Sindh) 6. Bagi Bhatti Daro (Garhi Khairo Jacobabad-Sindh) 7. Allahabad Daro (Garhi Khairo
Jacobabad-Sindh) 8. Jaffarabad Buledi Daro ( Deh Jafferabad Garhi Khairo Jacobabad Sindh) 9. Miranpur Daro (Garhi Khairo Jacobabad-Sindh) 10. Khudabad Jo Daro
(Syed Lal Shah Bari: Garhi Khairo Jacobabad-Sindh) 11. Punhoon Bhatti Daro (Garhi Khairo Jacobabad-Sindh) & 12. Bhando Qubo (Ratodero Larkana District Sindh)

Limo Junejo/Son Tharirio & Dhing-Shahdadkot

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Taluka Miro Khan:
S.No

Name of the Site

Union Council

Taluka

Miro Khan

Miro Khan

Address/Location & Remarks

01

Thariri Miro Khan

02

The mound is located in Deh Karam Ali Gopang on Miro Khan Arzi Bhutto Road

Thariri Drib Chandia

Miro Khan

Miro Khan

Badar Abro (2011) tells that once a tower existed on this mound

03

Karo Daro

Miro Khan

Miro Khan

A Buddhist site on Miro Khan Shah Jo Lao Road

04

Soneti Jo Daro

Miro Khan

Miro Khan

Syed Hakim Ali Shah Bukhari calls it a Buddhist Site on Shah Jo Lao Road

05

Sang Jo Daro

Behram (Hethyoon)

Miro Khan

See: The Archeological Review Vol: 6-7, 1998 Page 253

06

Shahpur Jo Daro

Behram (Hethyoon)

Miro Khan

Village Shahpur Khokar stands on this mound presently

07

Thariri Chhato Faqir Sangi

Thoof Chausool

Miro Khan

The tomb of Sufi saint Chhato Faqir Sangi stands on this mound

08

Mehboob Jo Bungalow Daro

Thoof Chausool

Miro Khan

A shrine of a saint stands under a grove of old trees on this mound

09

Toop Waro Daro

Karira

Miro Khan

A tower once existed on this mound in Deh Thul on Shahdadkot Dost Ali Road

10

Thariri Karira

Karira

Miro Khan

Lieutenant James mentions Village Karam Ali Jamali in 1847

11

Kalar Daro

Karira

Miro Khan

Old mound near Village Chaker Sultan in UC Karira

12

Thariri Dhap

Karira

Miro Khan

A mound near Village Kandi- Dau Kalhoro

13

Nangin Jo Daro

Khabar

Miro Khan

Old mound near Village Thareechi in Deh Veie UC Khabar

14

Manah Thariro

Khabar

Miro Khan

Manah Thariro or Sarang Shah near Village Tragar

15

Bagi Jo Daro

Khabar

Miro Khan

Old mound near Village Qazi in UC Khabar

16

Thariri Sir Ghulam Hussain Magsi

Khabar

Miro Khan

A site located in Deh Allah Rakhio Junejo UC Khabar near Old Bahram

17

Pholro Daro

Khabar

Miro Khan

This mound is situated in Deh Pholro on Shahdadkot Bago Daro Road

18

Sumal Jo Daro

Khabar

Miro Khan

The mound is called after Mai Sumal who was influential of this area

Thariri in Deh Karam Ali Gopang-Miro Khan

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Taluka Qubo Saeed Khan:
S.No

Name of the Site

01

Ghafoor Shah Jo Daro

02

Kamil Jo Daro

03

Daro Qubo Saeed Khan

04

Bago Daro

Union Council

Taluka

Hazzar Wah

Qubo Saeed Khan

This site is located at the distance of 13 Km in the north west of Shahdadkot
Sirai Muhammad Bux Khuhawar (died 1932) built Munhammad Abad on this mound

Address/Location & Remarks

Hazzar Wah

Qubo Saeed Khan

Qubo Saeed Khan

Qubo Saeed Khan

The tomb of Saeed Khan Jamali stands on this mound from the past

Bago Daro

Qubo Saeed Khan

See: Badar Abro, Mastoor Fatima Bukhari and Syed Hakim Ali Shah Bukhari

05

Vikye Ji Maari

Bago Daro

Qubo Saeed Khan

This site is located 2 Km in the neighbourhood of Village Khadim Hussain Mastoi

06

Mehar Jo Daro

Qubo Saeed Khan

Qubo Saeed Khan

This old mound is situated in the east of Qubo Haji Marri with 5 Acres area

07

Fekrathey Jo Daro

Bago Daro

Qubo Saeed Khan

The mosque and Medressah of village Mirpur Buriro exists on this mound

Qubo Haji Marri Area & Ghafoor Shah Daro-Qubo Saeed Khan

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Taluka Sijawal Junejo:
S.No

Name of the Site

Union Council

Taluka

Sijawal Junejo

Sijawal Junejo

This old mound is situated in Deh Alam Khan Junejo Taluka Sijawal Junejo
A site located in the neighbourhood of Village Bakher Mahesar

Address/Location & Remarks

01

Thariri Soonharo Bhatti

02

Thariri Bakher Mahesar

Dhingano Mahesar

Sijawal Junejo

03

Daro Jeand Junejo

Dhingano Mahesar

Sijawal Junejo

It was spread on 5 Acres with a height of 10 feet near Village Jeand Junejo

04

Soneti Jo Daro

Mastoi

Sijawal Junejo

See: Mastoor Fatima Bukhari, PhD Thesis University of Karachi 2010

05

Thoof Chausool Daro

Thoof Chausool

Sijawal Junejo

Once a tower existed on this mound with the remains of settlement

06

Thariri Mehboob Jo Bungalow

Thoof Chausool

Sijawal Junejo

This mound is situated in the south of village with grove of trees

Thariri Chhato Faqir Sangi-Sijawal Junejo

Thariri Mehboob Jo Bungalow-Sijawal Junejo

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Taluka Warah:
S.No

Name of the Site

Union Council

Taluka

Warah

Warah

Warah

Warah

The site is situated near Bahlool Abad on Warah Wagan Road

Khandoo

Warah

A graveyard exists on this mound with an old tomb
A tower existed on the site near present Gaji Khuhawar town

Address/Location & Remarks

01

Warah Waro Daro (Rotki)

02

Present Warah City exists on this old mound

Qasim Shah Jo Daro

03

Khandoo Jo Daro

04

Gaji Khuhawar Jo Daro

Gaji Khuhawar

Warah

05

Junani Jo Daro

Gaji Khuhawar

Warah

Ibne Batuta visited Junani in AD 1333 during his journey towards India

06

Brohi Jo Daro

Gaji Khuhawar

Warah

This site is located near Village Brohi-Gaji Khuhawar

07

Garhi Jo Daro

Gaji Khuhawar

Warah

It area is round about 10 Acres and is located near Garhi Village

08

Thariri Hajran

Abad

Warah

The site has been changed into a graveyard

09

Thariri Hashim

Dera

Warah

Old site of UC Dera in Taluka Warah

10

Bityun Jo Daro

Dera

Warah

The site is located on Ghogharo Nasirabad Road

11

Badam Jo Daro

Mirpur

Warah

Badam Jo Daro is located at 1 Km in the west of Garhi Bungalow

12

Punrey Jo Daro (Bugro)

Mirpur

Warah

It is near Badam Jo Daro
It is situated in Deh Hamal Kachhri

13

Sariman Jo Daro

Mirpur

Warah

14

Hyder Mazoo Jo Daro

Mirpur

Warah

The site is located in Deh Hamal Kachhri

15

Werh Jo Daro

Mirpur

Warah

It is situated 8 KM in the south of Bdam Jo Daro

16

Choel Jo Daro

Mirpur

Warah

Choel is situated in Deh Hamal Kachhri

17

Ding Bhit Jo Daro

Mirpur

Warah

The mound is located in Deh Chandni Jagir

18

Chandni Jo Daro

Mirpur

Warah

It is situated in Deh Chandni Jagir

19

Gurkh Jo Daro/Haji Mard

Mirpur

Warah

It is named after Gurkh, probably a Hindu Prince of the area

20

Nang Jo Daro

Mirpur

Warah

It is situated in Deh Hamal Kachhri

21

Kariro Daro

Mirpur

Warah

The site is situated in Deh Mirzapur Jagir

22

Gapley Faqir Jo Daro

Mirpur

Warah

The mound is named after Gaplo Faqir who lived here long ago

23

Nodi Jo Daro

Mirpur

Warah

The mound is situated in Deh Mirzapur Jagir

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Odhaney Jo Daro

Mirpur

Warah

Odhaney Jo Daro is situated in UC Mirpur Taluka Warah

25

Ghanghrey Jo Daro

Mirpur

Warah

It is called after Ghanghro caste

26

Hamid Jo Daro

Mirpur

Warah

Hamid JO Daro is situated in Deh Hamid Wah

27

Langhan Kot Daro

Mirpur

Warah

A site in UC Mirpur Taluka Warah

28

Kaheri Jo Daro

Mirpur

Warah

Old mound in UC Mirpur Taluka Warah

29

Simri Jo Daro

Mirpur

Warah

The old mound of Simri is situated in the neighbourhood of Dandeehar

30

Magsiani Jo Daro

Mirpur

Warah

The remains of this mound lie in the east of Ashique Ji Takri

31

Thul Waro Daro

Mirpur

Warah

It lies on Warah Gurgej and Khandoo Raod

32

Maarif Jo Daro

Mirpur

Warah

It is situated in the Warah Taluka

Ibne-Batuta visited Junani-Warah in AD 1333

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Taluka Nasirabad:
S.No

Name of the Site

Union Council

Taluka
Nasirabad

Address/Location & Remarks

01

Jatan Waro Daro

Miandad Chinjni

02

The site is located on Badah Mehar Road near Kamalpur Kolachi

Dhamraho Daro

Miandad Chinjni

Nasirabad

This Archeological site is located 8 Km from Badah Railway station

03

Chanhar Daro

Muradi

Nasirabad

It is located at 38 Km from Larkana on Larkana Khairpur Juso Road near Chanhar Village

04

Hyder Shah

Lakha

Nasirabad

According to Ahmed Khan Chhuto a tower existed on this site

05

Khokharan Waro Daro

Lakha

Nasirabad

It is named after Khokhar Village in Nasirabad Taluka

06

Kandhran Jo Daro

Lakha

Nasirabad

It is situated near village Daud Kandhra

07

Deran Jo Daro

Dera

Nasirabad

Deran Waro Daro is located beside Village Dera Taluka Nasirabad

Bordering Sites & Mounds in the South of Nasirabad, Sindh.
1. Adat /Badah Jo Daro ( South west of Badah town Dokri Larkana) 2. Bothiro Daro (Bothro, Mehar district Dadu Sindh)

Old Mound-Nasirabad

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