The engineers were laying tracks through the Indus River Valley in present-day Pakistan. Life is presented with detached accurate, regardless of morals or ideological considerations. June 16th, 2009 Author: Nabila Tanvir. A series of rooms are located along the eastern edge of the building and in one room is a well that may have supplied some of the water needed to fill the tank. We know that the Indus River Valley Civilization had trading contacts with Mesopotamia, China, and the Mediterranean and was open to the influence of these cultures, but it ended up developing its own unique form of writing, which still hasn't been fully deciphered to this day.
Some people have questioned whether the symbols represent a language at all, or are merely pictograms of political or religious icons. The Citadel is a 12 meters high mud-brick mound that supported public baths. The Indus River Valley civilization was the first civilization to have running water and a sewage system. The people of the ancient Indus Valley made toys from baked clay. Rainwater also may have been collected for the purpose, but no inlet drains have been found. Connected to the sewage system were bathrooms with toilets. Two wide staircases, one from the north and one from the south, served as the entry to the structure.
Brick colonnades were discovered on the eastern, northern and southern edges. Lexile Measure 1020L Mean Sentence Length 15. A painting has also been found at the site and the discovery of more such items could establish the site as 9,000 years old, like the remains found at Mehargarh in Balochistan and Jericho in Palestine, Shar said. Archaeologists still remain perplexed as to why such an advanced civilization would bury their dead without any apparent funerary rituals or without even positioning them neatly in a grave. The four walls of the house are real.
This is quite in contrast to the order and attention to detail that is seen in the rest of the city, and so far, remains unexplained. This may come as somewhat of a disappointment to those that love a dramatic story of widespread devastation from an ancient weapon of mass destruction or from an invasion of marauding barbarians, but not all the mystery surrounding Mohenjo Daro has been eliminated. Flood and Disease An alternative theory was put forward that the city suffered extensive flooding and that people died off as a result of water-borne diseases such as cholera. The people of the Indus River valley were very interested in cleanliness. As for the irradiated bodies, unfortunately this appears to be nothing more than a fictional account put through the rumor mill, with no original source quoted against the claims. Ancient Mesopotamian texts speak of trading with at least two seafaring civilizations - Makkan and Meluha - in the neighbourhood of India in the third millennium B.
These discoveries are likely evidence of trade between the two civilizations. This was a sophisticated society with a wide-ranging diet that consisted of meat from both wild and domesticated animals and a variety of cultivated wheat, barley, peas and lentils — a huge step forward in human progression from the nomadic hunter-gatherers. Retrieved September 11, 2014, from ~Mohenjo-daro. Besides similar brick size standard weights are seen to have been used throughout the region as well. Those bricks were the first clues to the ancient civilization that once thrived in the Indus Valley. Perhaps the ritual bathing of the Indus People was kept as part of the Hindu tradition. The thick walls of the ancient fortress protected government buildings, a bathhouse, and a huge storage shed.
But the era would not have come alive without him. It is also possible that the people of the Indus Valley cities may have unintentionally destroyed their environment. Goods would be transported by cart and then taken by boat up to mesopotamia, which makes a lot more sense than traveling by ground considering the mountainous and rocky terrain of the surrounding areas. City workers made everything from pots and baskets to fishing nets and beads; everything that people needed. However, of all these civilizations the least is known about the Indus Valley people. Vari … ous causes have been ascribed for its weakening and then decay: Increase in rainfall, earthquake, decrease in fertility of soil, floods, Aryan invasion, disease etc. The main god that the people worshiped was a naked man with horns, but there was also a major Mother-Goddess, which the Aryans would worship as well.
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Children learned work-skills from their families. It was one of the first world and ancient Indian cities. The Granary A granary is a structure for the storage and preservation of grain, and the people of Mohenjo-Daro had a big one. Feurstein, George, Kak, Subash, Frawley, David. Two wide staircases lead down into the tank from the north and south and small sockets at the edges of the stairs are thought to have held wooden planks or treads. There is no escaping the personal joy of that journey undertaken into another era.
Davenport claimed that what was found at Mohenjo Daro corresponded exactly to what was seen at Nagasaki and Hiroshima. This government regulated economic systems and also seemed to be responsible for the planning of the cities because they all have similar layouts. They had streets in a grid-like pattern which makes us believe that the layout of the cities was planned before they were built. Asian Educational Services, New Delhi, p. The Indus Valley civilization was entirely unknown until 1921, when excavations in what would become Pakistan revealed the cities of Harappa and Mohenjo Daro shown here.
Numerous other skeletons were found within layers of rubble, ash and debris, or lying in streets in contorted positions that suggested the agonies of violent death. Many of the streets were covered with mud brick and were wide enough for an ox-cart to drive down the middle. Also, in Source a lot of the exploits of 1. Some of the seals found were almost exact the same as those found in ancient Sumerian sites. Whatever information is available on the era is minor and superficial.