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Indus civilizarion

  1. 1. India’s civilization is 5,000 years old<br />The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years (3,000 B.C.).It now occupies part of Pakistan and part of India. Its river source was Indus river flowing from the Himalayas.<br />The ruins of ancient cities Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa (now part of Pakistan) prove the very old civilization of India. <br />
  2. 2. What do you call the Pre-indusneolithic village?<br />Answer:<br />The MERGARH- somewhere west of the Indus River (Baluchistan, now part of Pakistan). The people in Mergarh engaged in agriculture, sheep raising and making cereals. Their houses were made of clay bricks.<br />
  3. 3. the indus valley civilization (northwesternindia)<br />
  4. 4. Mohenjodaro and harappa (BELIEVED TO BE CREATED BY DRAVIDIANS)<br />
  5. 5. The ancient city of mohenjodaro<br />
  6. 6. Mohenjodaro’s wide view<br />
  7. 7. Mohenjodaro from afar and its wells<br />
  8. 8. Mohenjodaro’s great bath and streets<br />
  9. 9. The ancient city of harappa (3300 BC)<br />
  10. 10. Harappa’s granary and wells<br />
  11. 11. Harappa’s crafts quarter and gateway <br />
  12. 12. Harappan pictogram/writing (undecipherable)<br />
  13. 13. THE LIVES OF PEOPLE OF MOHENJO DARO and harappa<br />1) AGRICULTURE was their main economic activity.<br />2) They had irrigation systems.<br />3) They had pottery and jewelry making.<br />4) Houses were made of bricks.<br />5) Their leaders were priest kings.<br />6) They practiced animism and polytheism.<br />7) Their social classes were the ruling class who lived inside the citadels; the farmers and traders lived outside citadels. <br />
  14. 14. How did the indus civilization fall?<br />1) ECOLOGICAL FACTORS (floods, deforestation)<br />2) violent earthquake and volcanic eruption<br />3) Invasion of outsiders such as the Aryans<br />The saddest ending? The cities were abandoned and buried in mud. <br />
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