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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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.