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Indus Valley Civilization

Indo-Aryan Migration into India, c. 1750 B.C.	  This map shows the general route taken by the Indo-Aryans who migrated into India beginning around 1750 B.C. They were nomadic warriors who came from the Plateau of Iran and moved through the Hindu Kush Mountains into the Indus Valley and beyond to the Ganges Valley. With them they brought bronze weapons, horses, and chariots.

Indo-Aryan Migration into India, c. 1750 B.C. This map shows the general route taken by the Indo-Aryans who migrated into India beginning around 1750 B.C. They were nomadic warriors who came from the Plateau of Iran and moved through the Hindu Kush Mountains into the Indus Valley and beyond to the Ganges Valley. With them they brought bronze weapons, horses, and chariots.

Floor of a room with vessel furnaces in a town of the Mohenjo Daro archaeological site (UNESCO World Heritage List, 1980), Pakistan. Indus civilization, 3rd millennium BC.

Floor of a room with vessel furnaces in a town of the Mohenjo Daro archaeological site (UNESCO World Heritage List, 1980), Pakistan. Indus civilization, 3rd millennium BC.

Indus Valley Civilization: The Great Bath of Mohenjo Daro.

Indus Valley Civilization: The Great Bath of Mohenjo Daro.

Mohenjo Daro, an archeological site in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Built around 2600 BCE, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization.

Mohenjo Daro, an archeological site in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Built around 2600 BCE, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization.

Terracotta dice  India 2500 - 1900 BC  Gaming with dice has always been popular in India. This Indus cubical die is unusual in that its opposite sides add up to seven as in modern dice.

Terracotta dice India 2500 - 1900 BC Gaming with dice has always been popular in India. This Indus cubical die is unusual in that its opposite sides add up to seven as in modern dice.

Harvest goddess from Mohenjo Daro. This figurine was found in the ancient city of Mohenjo-Daro. Most human figurines found in the ruins of that culture are feminine which indicates that women had a high standing in that society. Mohenjo Daro, or "Mound of the Dead" is an ancient Indus Valley Civilization city that flourished between 2600 and 1900 BCE. It was one of the first world and ancient Indian cities. The site was discovered in the 1920s and lies in Pakistan's Sindh province.

Harvest goddess from Mohenjo Daro. This figurine was found in the ancient city of Mohenjo-Daro. Most human figurines found in the ruins of that culture are feminine which indicates that women had a high standing in that society. Mohenjo Daro, or "Mound of the Dead" is an ancient Indus Valley Civilization city that flourished between 2600 and 1900 BCE. It was one of the first world and ancient Indian cities. The site was discovered in the 1920s and lies in Pakistan's Sindh province.

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