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Indus Valley Civilisation: The Genesis [2 of 3]

Notable in civilization around the Indus Valley is the lack of strong resemblances to other early civilizations to the west of Mesopotamia, which indicates that Harappa was not a colony. Skeletal remains, however, show that the dominant human type of the peoples who built the civilization was a tall, long faced, dark-haired strain much like those from the Mediterranean region.

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Mohenjo-daro Mohenjo-daro, or “Mound of the Dead” is thought to be similarly built to Harappa as all Indus cities possessed a common design reflecting Vedic, organized thought. It can also be prided in being the first city in the world to have a full-fledged draining system. A vast draining system for a whole city was invented in the land of the Indus.

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Harvest goddess from Mohenjo Daro or "Mound of the Dead", an ancient Indus Valley civilization city that flourished between 2600 and 1900 BCE.

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Indus Valley Ancient Civilization (3300–1300 BC; mature period 2600–1900 BC) This is the Harappa site. Adam and Eve’s twin sons Ganeri and Harapp descendants settled this area of Indus Valley.

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RARE MOHENJO DARO FERTILITY IDOL. Indus Valley, c. 2500-1500 BC. The female idol with arms crossed under breasts, an animal or child on left arm. 2.25 x 6 inches.

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Harappa. The cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro in the Indus Valley A sophisticated and technologically advanced urban culture is evident in the Indus Valley Civilization. The quality of municipal town planning suggests knowledge of urban planning and efficient municipal governments which placed a high priority on hygiene. The streets of major cities such as Mohenjo-daro or Harappa were laid out in perfect grid patterns.

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