The Indus River Civilization GRAPES Project

The Indus River Civilization GRAPES Project

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  • Woman used to make pottery and jewelry to sell as goods and as decoration. They made many other goods too, such as toys, urns, whistles, and many more.
  • There were no kings or queens in the Indus civilization. The city of Mohenjo Daro was most likely governed as a city-state. Monhenjo Daro had a relatively equal system.
  • They had very advanced water systems (Baths, Toilets, Wells, Sewers, ect.). Only the rich had running water and toilets though.
  • Cities were built on mud platforms to prevent it from being washed away during a flood. They had to develop many ways to overcome the challenges they faced from the living by the river.
  • The Great Bath was thought to be used to cleanse and purify themselves before religious ceremonies.
  • Mohenjo Daro was split into two sections; the Citadel and the Lower Town. The Rich lived in the Citadel and had fancy houses with running water and toilets, whereas the poor lived in the lower city. 3/4 of the city was the lower town.
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