Indus Valley Ting

Indus Valley Ting
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  • About 5,000 years ago, located in present-day India and Pakistan, there was a large civilization known as the Indus Valley. This civilization was located near the Indus River, as most ancient civilizations were created near rivers.
  • One of the major cities in the Indus Valley was called Mohenjo-Daro, which was discovered in 1922.
  • City of Mohenjo-Daro: -->
  • The homes that our people live in are made out of mudbricks, which is made by mixing clay, soil, and water together and firing it in a kiln. We spend a good amount of time on the roofs of our house because we use them as an extra room.
  • Welcome to Mohenjo-Daro, traveler. Would you like a tour of what our homes are like?
  • Our sanitation system is very advanced for our time. The dirty water was drained out into pipes to a drain on the street. Our showers had walls lined with bricks.
  • This is the Great Bath, an important bathing area mostly used for religious practices. Bathing for religious purposes was usually involved with purity.
  • Little did they know that due to people repeatedly building on top of homes, the Great Bath would be built over...
  • This is a seal.  Most seals were used as tags in trading to identify the person, since most Indus people can't write.
  • But the people who did know how to write used a writing system of over 400 picture signs.
  • Well, it's sunset, do you think we should wait until the next day to set out? Umm, boss? Who are you talking to?
  • We don't use currency to buy things from people. We trade each other goods to buy things.
  • One of the ways people think the Indus Valley civilization collapsed is by the shutdown of trade.
  • The End..
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