BY: Ara’Neshia Haynes
Geography, Location, Climate
Himalayan mountains stretch across the
north of Asia.
Arabian sea is to the west of India.
It is wet and sunny most of the monsoon.
The gorgeous Bay of Bengal is to the east of
The Himalayan mountains is snowy year
round and is the biggest mountain range in
Daily life/ family structure
The women made the jewelry for their
Men who were farmers planted food for
trade and family.
Mostly women and men did arts and
Children made up game so they could
play them year round.
If you were old enough to go to school
you had to live at school.
Roles of men & women in society
Men farmed and raised live stock.
Women to care of the children, cooked
In each tribe a man was the leader.
Men loved to gamble when they were
not fighting or working.
Men were the only people who could
rule a thrown.
Social structure/ Government /Laws
Strict division of classes.
Chandragupta's rules were harsh.
In the sacrifices they were not allowed to use
Indus priest were somewhat in charge of the
There had to be a hospital in each kingdom.
Have a god for each season
Hinduism is one of the worlds major believes
A place called the Great Bath is where priest
went to cleanse their souls
Out of all the believes there are four major
Hinduism is one of the longest worshiped
Each home had its own private well
Homes were built 1-2 stories high
The houses had no windows
Clay pipes led from the bathroom to sewers
located under streets
Villages were scattered throughout the country
Language/ Communication/ Writing
Brahmiand and Khurosth are 2 types of writing
First script made in Indus Valley in 2600 B.C.
Brahmiand and Khurosth developed official and
Epics, inscriptions, and administrative
documents made by scribes
Scripts helped us learn about mythology, history
and beliefs of ancient India
Wars/ Alliances, Enemies, Allies
Turkish warlord, Muhammad beat the Raj put
king of Delhi
Rode elephants in the war
Mongol's prince took advantage of Delhi
The Delhi people had 100-1,000 elephants
The Mongols didn’t have elephants but they
were better fighters and had cannons
Used shields, axes, swords, and spiked maces
With hand -to –hand combat they used knuckle-
Made beautiful but lethal weapons
Wore helmets with nasal bars to protect their
Helmets had chains dangling down to protect
their neck and shoulders
Economy/ Trade with other cities or countries
Depended most on traded goods
Traded over a vast amount of land
Trade between different cities and villages were vital
Were not limited to trading within their own village
Could trade whenever they wanted to
Foods/Crops and other goods
Were very good farmers
Barley, wheat, peas, melon, and dates
Raised cotton, sheep, pigs, zebus, and water buffalo
Caught fish in the river
Every town had a large central storage building for grain
for the winter
Technology/ Artistry/ Craftsmanship
Made bronze and silver bowls
Craftsmen worked with iron and copper
They believed earth was a sphere
First to believe earth rotated around the sun
Figured out a solar year had 365.358 days
Culture/ Clothing/ Art
Women and men wore colorful robes
Women wore jewelry of gold and precious stone, they
even wore lipstick
Wore gold bracelets all the times
Women wore a red dot on their forehead
People made small statue female gods