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    ONE


    1.
    The 4th-century Buddhist stupa that overlooks the excavated old city


    2.
    Sign saying that the city was built in about 2000 BC


    3.
    The Buddhist stupa.


    4.
    Sign to this effect.


    5.
    GV the remains of the old city -- zoom in to the Greet Bath.


    6.
    Repeat of above (first shot spolled).


    7.
    Top view one of the bathrooms. (See later shots.)


    8.
    Distant view of buildings being erected specially for the symposium. (See later shots.)


    9.
    PAN along parallel streets of old city.


    10.
    Buddhist dressing rooms at foot of stupa, built, like the stupa, from the bricks of the old city.


    11.
    Ditto.


    12.
    Distant view of the DK excavation -- the so-called 'rich' part of the city.


    13.
    Guide shows bathroom and the passage of the water in olden times.


    14.
    The sluices or drains from one of the bathrooms.


    15.
    Guide explains about the wells of Moenjodaro -- every house had one, its own water supply.


    16.
    View down this well -- excavated to about 30 ft.


    17.
    PAN from tribesmen looking around to Buddhist stupa overlooking city.


    18.
    Interior of house at earliest level: PAN AND TILT to show foundation of next level.



    ONE


    19.
    The other side of the bathroom's sluice and its connection with one of the drains.


    20.
    Continuation of the drain, which can be seen as a covered one.


    21.
    Guide talks about drain.


    22.
    CU drain, with the stone covering.


    23.
    Angle of the drain -- zoom in to rounded corner.


    24.
    One of the long, straight streets.



    TWO


    1.
    Guide points down into great bath.


    2.
    Guide points to original brickwork, outpointing the paper-thin mortar. (Bricks are almost butt joined.)


    3.
    Tourist takes picture of brickwork.


    4.
    Corner of Great Bath, showing slope of floor and water outlet.


    5.
    Closer view this outlet.


    6.
    The same outlet seen from outside the bath.


    7.
    TILT DOWN from excavated buildings to well.


    8.
    Oval well, said (by guide) to be only one of this shape in the world -- purpose being that two people could draw from it at same time.


    9.
    Another view this well.


    10.
    Looking down into one of the bathrooms.


    11.
    From inside the bathroom, PAN from staggered entrance (to conceal occupant from outside) to the step inside.


    12.
    A sconce for an oil lamp in the bathroom.


    13.
    (From now on we are at the DK site -- so-called 'rich' part of city) Sign reading: WASH YOUR HANDS WITH 5,000 YEAR OLD WATER; PAN to well.


    14.
    The salinity showing (white) on the bricks of the well.


    15.
    View along one of the streets, showing (at right) water outlets from houses.


    16.
    View straight up the outlet from ground level.


    17.
    MS this water outlet. (Observe salinity.)


    18.
    Cavity-wall construction of one of the houses -- the outer (at left) made of brick and the inner made of mud. A distance of about five feet separates them.


    19.
    Cutaway of local children climbing the excavations.


    20.
    Original mud plaster on one of the walls.


    21.
    Entrance to one of the houses (spoilt).


    22.
    Reshoot of 21.


    23.
    ZOOM OUT from children watching to discover remains of window.


    24.
    ? (Forgotten)


    25.
    ZOOM OUT from brickwork to discover it is the excavated exterior of one of the wells. The view is from the third (lowest) level of excavation; the top of the well was at floor level for the last civilisation.



    THREE


    1.
    Repeat of shot 25 of Roll Two.


    2.
    ZOOM OUT to discover long, straight street.


    3.
    PAN from one street to another at right-angles to it.


    4.
    Repeat of this shot.


    5.
    The main street, showing the three levels.


    6.
    GV of the IK site.


    7.
    Workmen stripping overburden (for the next planned excavation).


    8.
    Another PAN of the DK site.


    9.
    Shopping and banking and post-office centre under construction for the symposium.


    10.
    Tents in which the Pakistani officers will stay during the symposium.


    11.
    ZOOM IN TO map on museum wall, showing location of Moenjodaro.


    12.
    A conjectural reconstruction of Moenjodaro, ZOOMING IN to the Great Bath (compare with shot 5, Roll One.)


    13.
    Another part of the painting, showing the city wall.


    14.
    An artist's impression of what the Eastern Gate on to the Indus looked like.


    15.
    Ditto.


    16.
    PAN from mural reproduction of Moenjodaro seal emblem depicting an ox to the rest house where symposium participants will stay.




    Initials


    Full dope about the civilisation and the coming symposium are enclosed. See also Reuters and refer Robert Wales (Special Services (News)). Please keep this dope for coverage of the symposium itself.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

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    Film ID:
    VLVACRUVS0F73BR40YUU94BL7M2FB
    Media URN:
    VLVACRUVS0F73BR40YUU94BL7M2FB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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