What was life like in theIndus Valley civilisation? My Diary Entry
The boy opened his eyesto the warm morningsun. He watched itsneak across the hardearth floor of his roomand up the plasteredwalls. In the corner ofthe room he could seehis toy cart. It was filledwith small jars andlooked as if it was readyfor a journey.
The boy smiled. It was market day todayand he would go with his father to themarketplace. There his father would tradehis beads with the travelling merchants.
The boy walked into the centralcourtyard of his familys house where thesun was already bright and hot.
The boys father was alreadybusy preparing for the day.The boy watched as his fathersorted a pile of beads intogroups.It had taken so long to makeeach one of the beads andthey looked wonderful. The boyloved the red beads the most.It was hard for him to believethat the gleaming, richly-coloured, rounded beads hadonce been pale, rough stones.
As he stood in thecourtyard with his father,the boy heard the gentlehollow clicking of hismothers bracelets as sheentered the courtyard.She wore several braceletson her wrists like most ofthe women in the town.However, hers were specialones made of shell insteadof clay.
When the boys father had finished sorting thebeads, he and the boy left the house to go tothe marketplace. They stepped out of theirdoorway into an alley. Then they walked to themain road and turned towards the uppertown.
The main road was wide and busy withpeople and animals. This road ranstraight across the lower town. The boyand his father passed by two or threeother main roads which cut across thelower town. Along the sides of theseroads ran the drains which carriedwaste water out of town.
The boy and his father walked throughthe lower town and middle town. Finally,they reached a large gate. Above the gatewas a large board with several large whitesigns set in wood. ‘The Market’, it said.
My SourcesI got my photographs from:1. http://www.ancientindia.co.uk/indus/st ory/sto_set.html2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryh istory/indus_valley/way_of_life/3. Seconday 1 Textbook