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Indus Valley Civilisation

Indus Valley Civilisation was a Bronze Age civilisation that was located in the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent consisting of what is now mainly modern day Pakistan and North West India. Geographically, the civilisation was spread over an area of some 1,260,000 kilometres making it the largest civilisation in the world.

The Indus Valley Civilisation is one of the earliest urban civilisations; the civilisation’s population was about 5 million. It had a central government which supervised daily tasks; it was lead by Sir Mortimer Wheeler in the year 1949. It had an autocratic government. Religion was also a big part of how things operated.

They performed all their rituals in The Great Bath because they thought it was spiritual. The buildings were made of brick and were very well planned by the government, some people farmed wheat and barley, some people traded goods, silver and gold. Boats would bring in goods which would be unpacked. The boats would be loaded again with cargo and would continue their journey. Some people worked in the city. Whenever they wanted to change their homes they would use bullock carts.

The civilization’s roads were clean and they had narrow roads. In that time the government was extremely efficient. They were known for their beautiful statues and equally beautiful jewellery. Their drainage pipes were very well known. Years ago the Indus Valley Civilisation was a barren desert. This civilisation is one of the earliest and one of the best ever civilisations created around the world.

  — Advait Trivedi, Grade 5B