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Chapter 4 Section 1 In a Nutshell: The Indus and Ganges River Valleys

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Becca Hebert

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Transcript of Chapter 4 Section 1 In a Nutshell: The Indus and Ganges River Valleys

The Indus and Ganges River Valleys Chapter 4 Section 1 Introduction: - Highest mountain range in the world!
- More than 1,500 miles long and nearly 5 miles high!
- It is a wall of snow-capped peaks and icy glaciers
that separate India from the rest of the world. Monsoons! Indus and Ganges Rivers! Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro! Two cities that flourished in the Indus River Valley Crash Course Video! Where is India? In a Nutshell The Himalayas! Plenty of food (such as wheat and other
(grains) Both in present-day Pakistan Mohenjo-Daro was the larger of the two cities and was built above ground level Citadel: remember the bath house from the video? Drainage System (page 109) Government and religion are unknown and no royal tombs or temples have been found, but the people of Mohenjo-Daro had several gods! "A Mysterious Decline" Theories for Abandonment of Land: 1. Climate change (from fertile soil to desert) 2. Conquest (from video) 3. Great earthquakes But.....some newcomers came to the abandoned land several years later..... The Aryans! - means "noble" or "highborn" The Vedas! - means "knowledge" - Brahmans The Caste System! Brahmans Warriors and Nobles Artisans and Merchants Farm workers, Laborers, Servants
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