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.

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.

74733-004-3Be1018B Despite wars and several invasions, India’s ancient history was largely preserved. Long believed to date from about 500 BC.; discoveries in the past century have pushed back the origins of Indian civilization thousands of years. In the Indus Valley, the cities of Harappa and Mohenjo Daro were discovered. The cities were so sophisticated and well-planned, that archaeologists believe they were conceived as a whole before construction on them begun. The Harappa culture also…

74733-004-3Be1018B Despite wars and several invasions, India’s ancient history was largely preserved. Long believed to date from about 500 BC.; discoveries in the past century have pushed back the origins of Indian civilization thousands of years. In the Indus Valley, the cities of Harappa and Mohenjo Daro were discovered. The cities were so sophisticated and well-planned, that archaeologists believe they were conceived as a whole before construction on them begun. The Harappa culture also…

On this map, we can see the relation of Harappa, and Mohenjo Daro, the two major cities of the Indus River Valley Civilizations, two the Ganges and the Indus River. The two cities were formed around these two rivers, because they provided fertile soil for agriculture. The existence of the civilizations in the Indian subcontinent is almost entirely owed to these two rivers.

On this map, we can see the relation of Harappa, and Mohenjo Daro, the two major cities of the Indus River Valley Civilizations, two the Ganges and the Indus River. The two cities were formed around these two rivers, because they provided fertile soil for agriculture. The existence of the civilizations in the Indian subcontinent is almost entirely owed to these two rivers.

Harappan (Indus Valley) Civilization | Harappa and Mohenjo Daro Excavations - Ancient Indian History - YouTube

Harappan (Indus Valley) Civilization | Harappa and Mohenjo Daro Excavations - Ancient Indian History - YouTube

DECODINGHINDUISM.COM: Harappa and Mohenjo-daro, Indus Valley Civilization-Advanced Vedic civilization

DECODINGHINDUISM.COM: Harappa and Mohenjo-daro, Indus Valley Civilization-Advanced Vedic civilization

Indian civilization was once believed to date from about 500 B.C., only about 200 years prior to Alexander the Great's invasion of the subcontinent. In the past century, however, the extremely sophisticated cities of Mohenjo Daro (Mound of the Dead, shown above) and Harappa have been discovered in the Indus Valley of modern-day Pakistan. The discoveries of these cities forced archaeologists to PUSH THE DATES for the origin of Indian civilization BACK THOUSANDS OF YEARS.

Indian civilization was once believed to date from about 500 B.C., only about 200 years prior to Alexander the Great's invasion of the subcontinent. In the past century, however, the extremely sophisticated cities of Mohenjo Daro (Mound of the Dead, shown above) and Harappa have been discovered in the Indus Valley of modern-day Pakistan. The discoveries of these cities forced archaeologists to PUSH THE DATES for the origin of Indian civilization BACK THOUSANDS OF YEARS.

Defensively Mohenjo-daro was a well-fortified city. Though it did not have city walls, it did have towers to the west of the main settlement, and defensive fortifications to the south. These fortifications taken into consideration, as well as a comparison to the Harappa ruins to the northeast, lead to the conclusion that perhaps Mohenjo-daro was an administrative center. Both Harappa and Mohenjo-daro share relatively the same architectural layout (Harappa is less well preserved due to early…

Defensively Mohenjo-daro was a well-fortified city. Though it did not have city walls, it did have towers to the west of the main settlement, and defensive fortifications to the south. These fortifications taken into consideration, as well as a comparison to the Harappa ruins to the northeast, lead to the conclusion that perhaps Mohenjo-daro was an administrative center. Both Harappa and Mohenjo-daro share relatively the same architectural layout (Harappa is less well preserved due to early…

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.

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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