Mohenjo-Daro

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  • FACTS: The Indus Valley had more than 1,400 towns and cities, the biggest were Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro. Around 80,000 people lived in these cities.
  • Welcome to Mohenjo-Daro! Mohenjo-Daro is a city in the Indus civilization in the modern countries of Pakistan and northern India and existed 5,000 years ago.
  • Introduction
  • FACTS: The Indus river is the longest river in Pakistan and is over 3,000 kilometers long! The Indus people used the river for irrigation, drinking water and to keep their land green and fertile.
  • We are located along the Indus River that begins in the Himalayan mountains and ends at the Arabian sea.
  • Homes
  • FACTS: As their civilization grew the Indus people started building newer houses on top of the old ones. Some were even seven metres from bottom to top!
  • Some of the richer families have courtyards at their house to have room to play, but to those who didn't had flat roofs strong enough to walk on.
  • The roof was also considered an extra room and more time was spent on their roofs than insidoors.
  • FACTS: Their roofs would also have a kitchen and a garden since it was cooler on the roof than inside.
  • FACTS: Trade was very important to the Indus Valley. They would even travel long distances in boats to exchange their goods.
  • Since the Indus people had no money they traded by exchanging goods.
  • Trade and Seals
  • HATS HERE!
  • THE END!
  • When trading their goods, they would use something called a seal which was use like a tag for ownership for the person who traded for it.
  • FACTS: Seals were flat pieces of stone that had writing carved into it and was tied onto whatever the person traded. Over 3,500 seals have been discovered.
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