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					Ancient Civilizations
Ziggurat
Pyramids at Giza
Indus River Valley

     2500 BCE
            Geography
• Pakistan and India
• SUBCONTINENT
• Monsoons
   –Flooding!
• Indus River
• Ganges River
         Writing

•Sanskrit
•Not entirely
 deciphered.
            City Layout

• Hilltop
  –Fortress
• Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa
  –Grid Pattern
• Well organized
Mohenjo Daro
           Achievements
• Plumbing with baths that led to
  sewers.
• Wells
• First to grow cotton and weave cloth
• Uniform system of weights and
  measures.
  – Concept of Zero
• Pottery, weaving, metal working
To come…
China
Compare and contrast the Indus
   River Valley civilization to
 another river valley civilization.

				
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