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Indus Valley Civilization

Harvest goddess from Mohenjo Daro. This figurine was found in the ancient city of Mohenjo-Daro. Most human figurines found in the ruins of that culture are feminine which indicates that women had a high standing in that society. Mohenjo Daro, or "Mound of the Dead" is an ancient Indus Valley Civilization city that flourished between 2600 and 1900 BCE. It was one of the first world and ancient Indian cities. The site was discovered in the 1920s and lies in Pakistan's Sindh province.

Harvest goddess from Mohenjo Daro. This figurine was found in the ancient city of Mohenjo-Daro. Most human figurines found in the ruins of that culture are feminine which indicates that women had a high standing in that society. Mohenjo Daro, or "Mound of the Dead" is an ancient Indus Valley Civilization city that flourished between 2600 and 1900 BCE. It was one of the first world and ancient Indian cities. The site was discovered in the 1920s and lies in Pakistan's Sindh province.

Ancient Civilizations - The Indus Valley Civilization - This video gives a good overview of the cities in the Indus River Valley.

Ancient Civilizations - The Indus Valley Civilization - This video gives a good overview of the cities in the Indus River Valley.

A list of some of the characters that appear in the Indus Valley texts. To date, the ancient texts remain indecipherable.

A list of some of the characters that appear in the Indus Valley texts. To date, the ancient texts remain indecipherable.

"Priest King" from Mohenjo-daro. Fillet or ribbon headband with circular inlay ornament on the forehead and similar but smaller ornament on the right upper arm. The two ends of the fillet fall along the back and though the hair is carefully combed towards the back of the head, no bun is present. The flat back of the head may have held a separately carved bun as is traditional on the other seated figures, or it could have held a more elaborate horn and plumed headdress.

"Priest King" from Mohenjo-daro. Fillet or ribbon headband with circular inlay ornament on the forehead and similar but smaller ornament on the right upper arm. The two ends of the fillet fall along the back and though the hair is carefully combed towards the back of the head, no bun is present. The flat back of the head may have held a separately carved bun as is traditional on the other seated figures, or it could have held a more elaborate horn and plumed headdress.

Indus Valley Civilization: The Great Bath of Mohenjo Daro.

Indus Valley Civilization: The Great Bath of Mohenjo Daro.

Ancient Toy used in Indus Valley Civilization. From the Harappa site (2600–1900 BC).

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Ancient Toy used in Indus Valley Civilization. From the Harappa site (2600–1900 BC).

Ancient & Medieval History - Indus Valley Polychrome Jar, Mehrgarh,  c. 3300-1700 BC  A bulbous terracotta vessel with painted polychrome design of geometric panels, two flying birds and two feeding birds

Ancient & Medieval History - Indus Valley Polychrome Jar, Mehrgarh, c. 3300-1700 BC A bulbous terracotta vessel with painted polychrome design of geometric panels, two flying birds and two feeding birds

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