indus civilization by riana and hallie

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  • Welcome to the Indus Valley civilization. The civilization was located in modern day Paskistan. The most important cites were Mohenjo- Daro and Harappa. This civilization started in 3300 BC. and ended in 1600 BC.
  • The water for farming came from the Indus River, which was also used for shipping.
  • Traders were responsible for bringing needed materials and taking finished goods for trade. People traded pots, bread, gold, silver, metal and pearls
  • This here is the Great Bath, one of the earliest public water tanks in the ancient world. This bath was mainly used for religious purposes and was used to purify and renew the well being of the bathers.
  • The Indus were the first to have a sewage system. The Indus had drains from the toilets and showers that led to pipes in the street.
  • Most houses were made from mud-bricks that were fired in a heated kilm. Rich peoples houses had courtyards, and and everyone had windows facing away from the streets to keep the dust and noise out.
  • The Indus used seals, which were stamps used to make an impression. They used them to write and show ownership of something because most of the Indus people couldn't read. They made the impression by pressing the seals into wet clay.
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