Indus River Valley Civilization.ppt by yaofenji

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									Indus River Valley
   Civilization
   2500-1500 BCE
         Geography
Indiais dominated by its
 weather that is shaped by
 monsoons.
Monsoons are seasonal
winds that bring in great
amounts of rain in June-
September and dry, very
hot weather in October-
May.
Unpredictable  floods were
 common from the Indus
 River and the Ganges
 River, and this geography
 made it difficult to live
 there.
Thelargest cities were
Mohenjo-Daro and
Harappa.
There were several
 natural barriers, such as:
Himalaya Mts.

Thar Desert
Greatlinks to the sea and
 mountain passes allowed
 extensive trade.
       Accomplishments
Hadthe first indoor
plumbing and developed
planned cities.
Roads were laid out on a
grid system at 90o angles.
This sophistication and
 planning indicates a strong
 central government.
Merchants
 identified
 their goods
 with stamps
 and seals.
Why  don’t we know more
 about this civilization?
Historians have not yet
 deciphered their system of
 writing.
Developed    the caste
 system - a social class
 system that divided labor
 and was supported by the
 belief of reincarnation.
reincarnation-
 the process by
 which a soul is
 reborn again and
 again until it
 achieves perfect
 understanding.

								
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