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The Subcontinent of India
Major rivers – all originating in the Himalayan Mountains.
Rainfall came in the form of seasonal monsoons (a wind with dependable, but intense, periods of rainfall) which were crucial to farmers.
The people grew cotton and knew how to weave it into cloth.
The people of the Indus River Valley developed an arithmetic system & incorporated the use of decimals.
Private bath with drain to sewer system, Mohenjo-Daro
A Harappan seal – used for trading purposes. A seal (kind of like a badge or a broach) represented a person’s village.
Burial rituals and practices were used.
As the Aryan invaders settled, their culture and religion mixed with that of the indigenous people who were already living there. Out of this mixture came the religion of Hinduism.
Hindus also believe in ahimsa, or the concept of non-violence
“Let a man overcome anger by love, let him overcome evil by good. Let him overcome the greedy by liberality, the liar by truth.”
–Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha
Monks and nuns help lead Buddhism today.
The Dalai Lama represents Buddhism to world leaders.