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Terracotta pottery unearthed at the 4500 year old excavation site in Farmana, Haryana. The site dates back to the Harappa age and has thrown up human settlement and a burial site. #Photos #India

Terracotta pottery unearthed at the 4500 year old excavation site in Farmana, Haryana. The site dates back to the Harappa age and has thrown up human settlement and a burial site.

Mesopotamian Pharmacopeia...  One of the oldest known ancient Mesopotamian medical texts is a collection of 15 prescriptions, written in Sumerian, on a clay tablet, which dates from the Ur III period, or Sumerian Renaissance. It was excavated at the site of the ancient city of Nippur in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), and is preserved in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. (copy of original tablet)

A reproduction of one of the oldest known Mesopotamian medical texts, dating from the Ur III period.

Indus valley civilisation found to date to nearly 7000bce, 2000 years older than previously thought

Harappan Civilization 2000 years older then previously thought

The ancient bead pot and its contents once cleaned up and put on display.  Be sure to check out http://www.harappa.com/indus2/120.html for more information about this fascinating archeological find.

The ancient bead pot and its contents once cleaned up and put on display.

A small tank made with wedge-shaped burnt bricks and the channel that carried water into it. The tank measured 130 cm x 130 cm on the outside. Harappan craftsmen used the water in the tank mainly for cooling the beads they made. Photo:V. Vedachalam

A small tank made with wedge-shaped burnt bricks and the channel that carried water into it. The tank measured 130 cm x 130 cm on the outside. Harappan craftsmen used the water in the tank mainly for cooling the beads they made.

Indus Valley Civilization, Mohenjo Daro, Harappan Culture - Crystalinks

Indus Valley Civilization, Mohenjo Daro, Harappan Culture - Crystalinks

It is thought that chess began in India in the 6th century. But was it passed down from a similar game from its Indus Civilisation period?

BBC - Primary History - Indus Valley - Games and ToysPeople in the Indus Valley played board games like this, moving pieces between squares.

APHRODITE- ANCIENT INDUS VALLEY TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A ZEBU BULL

APHRODITE- ANCIENT INDUS VALLEY TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A ZEBU BULL

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