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Indus Valley Civilization

The Indus Valley Civilization About Indus Valley Civilization The earliest traces of civilization in the Indian subcontinent are to be found in places along, or close, to the Indus River. Excavations first conducted in 1921-22, in the ancient cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro, both now in Pakistan, pointed to a highly complex civilization that first developed some 4,500-5,000 years ago, and subsequent archaeological and historical research has now furnished us with a more detailed picture...

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Indus Valley Civilization.

Indus Valley Civilization. The earliest traces of civilization in the Indian subcontinent are to be found in places along, or close, to the Indus river. Excavations first conducted in 1921-22, in the ancient cities of Harappa and Mohenjodaro, both now in Pakistan, pointed to a highly complex civilization that first developed some 4,500-5,000 years ago, and subsequent archaeological and historical research has now furnished us with a more detailed picture of the Indus Valley Civilization and its...

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Indus Valley Civilization

The Indus Valley Civilization was one of the world's first great urban civilizations, existing from 3000 B.C.E to 1500 B.C.E. During their time they have contributed much to the history of the world through their influences on culture, religion, government, social structure, economy and technology. The Indus Valley Civilization was located along the river valleys of the Indus, Ravi, and Sutlej. In its spread, this civilization was bigger than the Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations, stretching...

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The Rise of the indus Valley Civilization

to The Rise of The Indus Valley Civilization More than four thousand years earlier there thrived a civilization within the Punjab and Sindh regions of Northwest India and Pakistan. This civilization was named after the main river of the region the Indus River. It was called as the Indus valley civilization. This civilization had an area much larger than the Egypt and Mesopotamia civilization jointly (A.L.Basham). The researchers have given different names to this civilization. However, the most...

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Indus Valley Civilization

the home of one of the earliest civilizations of man. In the history of ancient India we see many forms of society ranging from urban civilization of Indus Valley to the Classical Age of Gupta Dynasty. During this period we see a hierarchy of centralized and decentralized government. Some of which were highly organized in their political structure and government while others were merely weakened by internal problems and division of power. Indus Valley Civilization was one of the world's oldest and...

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Harappa- Indus Valley Civilization

From roughly 2300 BC until 1500 BC the Indus Valley civilizations thrived in what is now modern-day Pakistan. The first excavations of the Indus Valley, began by archaeologist Mortimer Wheeler, began in 1921-1922 and uncovered important information of the highly complex civilization. One of the main cities was called Harappa. Harappa, like Mohenjo-Daro, grew along the Indus River. It came into existence earlier than and lasted longer than the southern city of Mohenjo-Daro. It was well known for...

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Indus Valley Civilization

Indus: The Unvoiced Civilization The Indus Valley Civilization was an intriguing and sophisticated ancient culture, with many highly advanced inventions in civil engineering. The urban planning in cities like Dholavira was quite superb and had to be because it held up to 20,000 people. The people kept this urban district up with large limestone pillars that increased the aesthetic and functional integrity of their buildings. Dholavira had an intelligent water system with water flowing both above...

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Indus Valley Civilization and Indian Women

included anaemia and eclampsia. (Last Updated on : 07/02/2012) Share : ► India Child ► British India ► Colleges in India ► Medical India Recently Updated Articles in History of India • Indus Valley Civilisation Indus Valley Civilisation was an ancient civilization which flourished during the Bronze Age. It developed in the north-western region of the Indian subcontinent. • Causes of Foreign Invasion There are a number of reasons which led to the foreign invasion in...

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Was an Aryan Invasion Responsible for the Demise of the Indus Valley Civilization?

Responsible for the Demise of the Indus Valley Civilization? YES Historian Stanley Wolpert (from A New History of India, 6th ed) states that the Aryan invasion of the Indus Valley did occur and that it played a role in the demise of the Indus Valley civilization. All excavations do prove that the decline of the Indus valley civilization occurred suddenly between 1800 BC and 1700 BC. It has been suggested that perhaps the people of the Indus Valley Civilization were destroyed by invading barbaric...

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Indus River Valley

The Indus River Valley The people in the Indus River Valley followed the same set of rules and had very organized cities which allowed them to live for 1000 years. The Indus River Valley took place in India. India was east of the Fertile Crescent and had two large cities. India was 900 miles long and 250 miles wide. Some reasons why a great civilization between 2500 B.C – 1500 B.C thrived there was the advanced nature of arts, science, religion, and culture. One reason why...

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