5000 years ago an impressive culture flourished in the Indus Valley region, which today encompasses parts of India and Pakistan. The civilization that lived there came to be called: Dravidian, or the Indus Valley Civilization or Harappiana.

5000 years ago an impressive culture flourished in the Indus Valley region, which today encompasses parts of India and Pakistan. The civilization that lived there came to be called: Dravidian, or the Indus Valley Civilization or Harappiana.

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The 10 Harappan alphabets/signs found at the Northern Gate of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization city of Dholavira. Each of these are up to 37 cm high and are thought to have been hung as a 'Banner' on the city gate. 2100 BCE

The 10 Harappan alphabets/signs found at the Northern Gate of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization city of Dholavira. Each of these are up to 37 cm high and are thought to have been hung as a 'Banner' on the city gate. 2100 BCE

Terracotta toys, Broken bangle piece, copper objects and Harappan seal Dicovered at rakhigarhi

Terracotta toys, Broken bangle piece, copper objects and Harappan seal Dicovered at rakhigarhi

All about the discovery of the Harappan Civilization.

All about the discovery of the Harappan Civilization.

A really cool website about the ancient Indus Valley's Harappan Civilization. They traded goods with ancient Ur (in Mesopotamia) using what I call the "Silk Road v1.0." Goods were traded by land and sea.

A really cool website about the ancient Indus Valley's Harappan Civilization. They traded goods with ancient Ur (in Mesopotamia) using what I call the "Silk Road v1.0." Goods were traded by land and sea.

Mohenja-Daro, a Harappan city in Pakistan, shows semi-orthogonal urban blocks, which were only partly planned. (1024×736)

Mohenja-Daro, a Harappan city in Pakistan, shows semi-orthogonal urban blocks, which were only partly planned. (1024×736)

Indus culture seems to have gradually spread from west to east, with sites towards central and southern India flourishing after Harappa and Mohenjo Daro had declined. The drying up of the ancient Saraswati or Ghaggar-Hakra River, east of and parallel to the Indus, may also have affected the civilization. There are numerous Indus sites along that river bed.

Indus culture seems to have gradually spread from west to east, with sites towards central and southern India flourishing after Harappa and Mohenjo Daro had declined. The drying up of the ancient Saraswati or Ghaggar-Hakra River, east of and parallel to the Indus, may also have affected the civilization. There are numerous Indus sites along that river bed.

Harappan Seal, ca. 3000-2000 BC, Indus Valley Civilization, present-day Pakistan.

Harappan Seal, ca. 3000-2000 BC, Indus Valley Civilization, present-day Pakistan.

The Indus Valley Civilization, which spread and flourished in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent from c. 3300 to 1300 BCE in present-day Pakistan and northwest India, was the first major civilization in South Asia.[2] A sophisticated and technologically advanced urban culture developed in the Mature Harappan period, from 2600 to 1900 BCE.[

The Indus Valley Civilization, which spread and flourished in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent from c. 3300 to 1300 BCE in present-day Pakistan and northwest India, was the first major civilization in South Asia.[2] A sophisticated and technologically advanced urban culture developed in the Mature Harappan period, from 2600 to 1900 BCE.[

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