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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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One of the most fascinating yet mysterious cultures of the ancient world is the Harappan civilization. This culture existed along the Indus River in present day Pakistan and India. It was named after the city of Harappa which it was centered around. Harappa and the city of Mohenjo-Daro were the greatest achievements of the Indus valley civilization. These cities are well known for their impressive, organized and regular layout, road and street network, drainage and step-wells for water. Over…

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Indus culture seems to have gradually spread from west to east, with sites towards central and southern India flourishing after Harappa and Mohenjo Daro had declined. The drying up of the ancient Saraswati or Ghaggar-Hakra River, east of and parallel to the Indus, may also have affected the civilization. There are numerous Indus sites along that river bed.

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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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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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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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from National Geographic

Lost City of Mohenjo Daro

Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan. Literally, Mound of the Dead, was built around 2600 BC, was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, and one of the world's earliest major urban settlements, existing at the same time as the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Crete. Mohenjo-daro was abandoned in the 19th century BC and to this day archeologist still don't know what caused the deaths of everyone in the city. Most the skeletons were found in the open and…

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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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