Ancient cities of the Indus valley civilization by Jonathan M. Kenoyer

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Published by Oxford University Press, American Institute of Pakistan Studies in Karachi, Islamabad .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Pakistan,
  • India,
  • Pakistan.,
  • India.

Subjects:

  • Indus civilization,
  • Cities and towns, Ancient -- Pakistan,
  • Cities and towns, Ancient -- India,
  • Pakistan -- Antiquities,
  • India -- Antiquities

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Book details

Other titlesIndus valley civilization
StatementJonathan Mark Kenoyer.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS425 .K43 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination260 p. :
Number of Pages260
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL517967M
ISBN 100195779401
LC Control Number98930419

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Through a careful examination of the most. Indus Valley Civilization is one of the oldest civilization that flourished along the Indus river around - BC. Harappa and Mohenjo daro are the notable cities. History Lists. Masson's major archaeological discovery in the Punjab was Harappa, a metropolis of the Indus civilization in the valley of Indus's tributary, the Ravi river.

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By BCE, dozens of towns and cities had been established, and between and BCE the Indus Valley Civilization was at its peak. The Life of the Indus Valley Civilization Two cities, in particular, have been excavated at the sites of Mohenjo-Daro on the lower Indus, and at Harappa, further : Cristian Violatti.

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This indicates that Indus Valley Civilization was the most extensive among all other ancient civilizations. Important Cities and Sites of Indus Valley Civilization: So far archaeologists have come across more than sites belonging to this civilization. Unlike the chaotic cities of the Mesopotamians, the Indus Valley city had been built on a precise grid system and featured a fortified area that contained the most important buildings of the city.

The buildings were constructed with standard sized bricks, another feature that had not been seen amongst the early civilization of Mesopotamia. These cities owe their existence to India’s oldest civilization, known as the Indus Valley Civilization or the Harappan Civilization, which was contemporary with ancient Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt, and had extensive contacts with the former, making it one of the most important early civilizations.

Indus civilization, also called Indus valley civilization or Harappan civilization, the earliest known urban culture of the Indian subcontinent. The nuclear dates of the civilization appear to be about – bce, though the southern sites may have lasted later into the 2nd millennium bce.

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Some of the ancient cities discovered in the Indus Valley were built on a planned grid pattern. The world’s first cities › Indus arts and crafts › The people of the Indus Valley made beautiful objects from clay, stone, and gold and silver.

Indus arts and crafts › End of the Indus › The Indus Valley civilization collapsed around 4, The Indus Valley civilization is an ancient one, on the same order as Mesopotamia, Egypt, or China.

All these areas relied on important rivers: Egypt relying on the annual flooding of the Nile, China on the Yellow River, the ancient Indus Valley civilization (aka Harappan, Indus-Sarasvati, or Sarasvati) on the Sarasvati and Indus rivers, and.

The Indus Valley civilization was a Bronze Age civilization(– BC; mature period BC). The civilization was in the Indian was discovered by archaeologists in the s. It developed along the Indus River and the Ghaggar-Hakra areas are now in modern Pakistan, north-west India and civilization started during the Bronze Age.

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For a while, in about BCE, it was one of the greatest civilizations of the world. It covered more thansquare miles (1, km²), even bigger than the civilizations of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia combined. The Indus Valley civilization, also known as the Harappan civilization, flourished 4, years ago in what is now India and Pakistan.

It surpassed its contemporaries, Mesopotamia and ancient. Ancient Origins articles related to Indus Valley Civilization in the sections of history, archaeology, human origins, unexplained, artifacts, ancient places and myths and legends.

(Page 1 of tag Indus Valley Civilization). The cities of the Indus Valley Civilization were well-organised. Pot sherd from Harappa. and solidly built out of brick and stone. Their drainage systems, wells and water storage systems were the most sophisticated in the ancient world. They also developed systems of weights and trade.

They made jewellery and game pieces and toys for their. Harappa and Mohenjo-daro were thought to be the two great cities of the Indus Valley Civilization, emerging around BCE along the Indus River Valley in the Sindh and Punjab provinces of Pakistan.

Their discovery and excavation in the 19th and 20th centuries provided important archaeological data about ancient cultures. Archaeological excavations in the s unearthed the ruins of two vast cities, Harappa and Mohenjo-daro, that attested to the ancient roots of Indian civilization.

videoBoth sites, now part of.Unlike many other ancient civilizations, the Indus River Valley civilization had no monumental sculptures of any kind. There was much more focus on small- scale sculptures of living things, such as animals and humans. In addition, statues were made of various gods and goddesses for religious purposes, and pottery was painted with numerous designs.: The Ancient Indus Valley: New Perspectives (Understanding Ancient Civilizations) () by McIntosh, Jane R.

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