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Ancient India/Indus River Valley Civilization

Ancient India/Indus River Valley Civilization

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  1. Ancient India/Indus River Valley Civilization • Lasted from 3300-1300 B.C. • Located in modern-day Pakistan and India along the Indus River • At its peak, the civilization had a population of around 5 million • Geographically, the largest ancient civilization in the world (covered the most area)

  2. Cities of the Indus Valley • Over 1,000 cities and settlements have been discovered • Mohenjo-Daro– The most developed and sophisticated city of the Indus River • Harappa– Had about 25,000 people (very large for its time)

  3. Ancient ruins of Harappa

  4. A computer-generated image of what Harrapa would have looked like

  5. Cities of the Indus Valley • Cities used advanced engineering systems to create a water supply and sanitation systems • Created the world’s first flush toilets • Created drainage systems to prevent flooding houses and had their own private water well • City streets were based on a grid system

  6. Cities of the Indus Valley • Both cities had an advanced system of trade and commerce • This was created by a surplus in agriculture • Domesticated plants like peas, dates, and cotton • Domesticated animals like the water buffalo • Seals were used to mark property, evidence of a written language

  7. Remains of the Indus Valley Civilization

  8. Make Your Own Seal • In your Interactive Notebook, create your own seal which you would use to mark your possessions • Include symbols that are important to you • This could be an animal, letters, logos and anything else that is special to you

  9. ANK Miss Kay’s Seal