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Indus Valley Civilization

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Malena R

on 5 February 2014

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Transcript of Indus Valley Civilization

Slavery was a huge part of the Indus Valley Civilization.
Slaves built cities by force.
Based on skin color and characterictics.
Slavery was permanent unless you were in prison
The Strong Part
Major Contributions
Located along the south-western part of the Indus River.
The largest city was Mohenjo-Daro.
It is now Pakistan.
They were surrounded bu the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean
Indus Valley Civilization
The Indus Valley Civilization was from 2600 - 1800 B.C.
The Egyptians, Greeks and Arabians conquered the Indus Valley and they conquered two communists
They were conquered 3-4 times.
Rise & Fall
The Indus Valley Civilization was a Bronze Civilization.
They had little Power and Money.
They're civilization ended with Violence and Sickness.
Time Period
Started about 2500 B.C

They had an absolute monarchy.
They had laws mostly likely relating towards religion.
The Priest had the highest power.

Peak- 2550 B.C
Fall- Between 1900 B.C and 1500 B.C

A mother goddess, the source of creation seems that it was highly honored.
They believed in life after death.
Both emphasize in compassion and non-violence towards all living beings.
Hinduism was not founded by any particular prophet.
Buddhism was founded by Buddha.
The Eightfold path was one way of teaching about Buddha.
They believed in Karma.
They started basic Sanitation's. (Sewers)
They started the basically cleanliness of their time.
They had bathrooms in public/goverment buildings.
We still have sewers and bathrooms today.
Button: Made from seashell; Used for ornamental purposes.

Ruler- The oldest preserved measuring rod is a copper-allot bar.

Step wall- Earliest evidence of the origins of the step wall is found in the Indus Valley Civilization.

They used a lunar based calender.

They built their buildings using sun baked bricks, baked bricks, chiseled stones and foundations.

- Writing was done using a pointed stick or with a sharp tool, in soft clay.

- Most writing was probably to do with trade.

- The first line was written right to left. Second line was written left to right and then so on.

- The writing was pictographic.

- We as regular civilians cannot read it. Only people who stufy the writing will be capable to read it.

- They used the decimal system.
- The Indus Valley Civilization developed skills in pottery, painting and sculpture.

- Make sculptures mainly in stone, metal and terra-cotta.

- We can learn what tools and supplies they had to make art.

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