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Scinde [Sind]. Sukkur on the Indus.

Scinde [Sind]. Sukkur on the Indus.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 394/(1)

Item number: 3941

Genre: Photograph

This print was taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s. It shows a general view of the city of Sukkur situated in upper Sind province in modern-day Pakistan. The city lies on the west bank of the River Indus as it runs through the Thar Desert. In 1888 Landsdowne Bridge was constructed over the river providing a railway link between Sukkur and the rest of the sub-continent. Sukkur lies in the heart of the Indus Valley, the location of the earliest civilisations in South Asia, with Harappa and Mohenjo Daro both sites local to the area. Sukkur itself has remains dating to the late stone age era.

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