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Ancient Indus Valley Civilization

Rae Ann Mains

on 2 May 2012

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Ancient Indus River Valley
Civilization Mohenjo-Daro Ruins Indus River Valley Indian civilization began around 6000BC
in the Indus River Valley, currently Pakistan Harappa One of the most powerful cities in the valley
until the arrival of horse riding herders from
north. Ancient golden seals Bull seal Harappa Bath Platforms Drain Dancing girl statue sewer drain Indus valley seals well Mohenjo Daro Snake Pot Bracelets potter 3 headed male seal writing The Indus River begins in the Himalayan Mountains and runs through what is present day Pakistan and Northwestern India. The Indus River is 1800 miles long and carries twice as much silt as the Nile The river floods every spring when the snow melts in the mountains. Ancient Indus Valley farmers irrigated their fields and built
dirt walls to protect their crops and homes from terrible floods Farmers grew wheat, barley, beans and sesame.
They also domesticated cattle, water buffalo and grew some of the world's first rice, bananas, black pepper, mustard and cotton crops. Harappa was named by the people who lived nearby after a prominent Indian god. Archeologists do not know what the ancient people called this city. Little is known about the Harappan civilization because its writing system has not yet been figured out. Mohenjo-Daro Means "Mound of the Dead" in Sanskrit Mohenjo-Daro was a city of about 40,000 people with brick houses and wide bricked streets. The grain warehouse was enormous building suggesting the farmers were very successful at growing barley and wheat The city had an advanced sewer system and was laid out in a grid system leading historians to believe they had a strong government Evidence shows merchants traded with other civilizations The cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro were abandoned around 1600 B.C. Aryans from central Asia migrated to this part of India around 1500 BC and brought with them new religious ideas which were fused with the ideas of the earlier people. These religious ideas created what is
today the Hindu religion. Crafts
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