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The Indus River Valley Civilization

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Tara Cocanower

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The Indus River Valley civilization, which built the city of Mohenjo Daro , arose in what is now Pakistan about 4,500 years ago.
A seal often had animal pictures and writing carved into it.
Pottery of the Harapan Civilization.
A parade into Babylon. Indus traders came to this great city in Mesopotamia.
This Lothal may have looked like. This city had a dockyard for ships, and large warehouse for goods.
A modern artist's reconstruction of life in an Indus city. Workers are busy making goods to trade.
This stone head was found in 1927. It shows a man in a headband and cloak. Scientists predict that he was a great ruler.
Sargon of Akkad was a king in Mesopotamia, an ancient civilization which the Indus people traded with.
Zebu are cattle that were used by farmers in the Indus Valley. The zebu image can be seen on seals from that time.
This photo shows a child-worker at a brick-factory in India. Bricks have been made in India for thousands of years, since the Indus civilization.
People in the Indus Valley played board games like this, moving pieces between squares.
This Hindu god is similar to the gods shown on ancient Indus seals.
An artist's impression of an Indus city scene. People worked hard to keep their cities prosperous.
Indus Valley cities had public wells in the street. The wells were lined with bricks. Some people had private wells at home.
Indus Valley potters shaped clay pots on a wheel, like this one used by an Indian potter today.
Seals from Mohenjo-Daro. The top seal has seven signs in Indus script.
A farmer ploughs a field with a plough pulled by two oxen. This is today, but Ancient Indus farmers had ploughs like this one.
This clay model of a big cat could be a tiger or a leopard. It might have been a toy.
The Indus River Valley Civilization
The Indus Valley culture influenced later peoples. This is the Hindu god Shiva, a three-headed statue in India.
The end of the Indus
Skeletons from Mohenjo-Daro. Scientists still develop different theories for the reason of the end of the Indus valley civilization. Were they killed when the city was attacked (by Aryans?)? Or were their bodies left in the city when people fled from disease or some other disaster?
The relative location of the Harappan Civilization is located between Pakistan and between India.
The absolute location of the Harappan Civilization is 24.3121° n, 67.7637° e .
Timeline of the Early civilizations

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Objective: SWBAT identify the BEST evidence to support why the first civilization in India thrived and then disappeared.

Inquiry Question: Why do we rely on artifacts to learn about the Indus Valley Civilization?
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