Indus River Valley Project

Indus River Valley Project

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  • Hi welcome to Monhenjo Daro! This grand city is part of the Indus River Valley civilization and was built in the 26th century BCE along the Indus River. Monhenjo Daro was located in your modern day Pakistan!
  • Monhenjo Daro is one of the two major cities of the Indus civilization!
  • Most of our homes are quite small, and usually double as workshops. Although many of us don't have a courtyard like the rich, we do have a flat roof that we often relax on, and use as an extra room!
  • In our bathrooms we use a shower tray to get clean. By standing on a brick, we then pour water over us. The dirty water then flows out of the house through pipes, into a drain in the street. We also use brick lined toilets, and ancient urinals. We most definitely focus on sanitation, and the removal of waste.
  • As for religion, we are polytheistic and believe in numerous gods. Our main goddess is a mother goddess representing fertility. We also worship animals. Our religion shares many similarities with a modern-day religion called "Hinduism".
  • A very important building of Monhenjo Daro is called the "Great Bath". Water has a special place in the religion of ancient India. This is because it is believed to have spiritual and physical cleansing powers! The Great Bath is used for religious purposes !
  • As for art,we make small figures of people and animals using clay. We also tend to make jewlery, specializing in beads. Lastly, we use terracotta to make bowls, dishes, cups, and more! We also enjoy decorating the pots we make usually in the colors of red and black.
  • Clay pots are shaped on a potter's wheel. As the clay spins on the wheel potters, like myself, shape the clay. The finished pot goes into a hot oven to harden . Sometimes pots are left in the sun to dry.
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