The Indus Civilization


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  • •It was in the modern countries of Pakistan and northern India. •It was about 5,000 years ago. •The Indus valley was along the Indus River.
  • These homes were made out of sun-dried bricks.
  • The houses were eventually overcrowded with houses built on top of each other.
  • In their bathrooms people stood on a brick 'shower tray'.
  • They tipped the clean water over themselves from a jar to clean themselves.
  • Some people had private wells, for clean water. Others went to public wells, to fetch water in jars or animal- skin bags.
  • The Indus people bathe as part of their religion because many people believed the 'great bathe' suggests the Indus people held similar beliefs about purity.
  • When the clay dried and hardened, they used them as tags or labels to put on baskets.
  • The Indus people pressed the seal into soft clay and it left a copy of itself on the clay.
  • Others loaded their goods on ships and sailed to trade with other lands.
  • Some traders carried goods on their backs or drove wooden carts pulled by oxen.
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