Indus Valley Civilization

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The Indus Valley Civilization was located in what is Pakistan and northwest India today, on the fertile floodplain of the Indus River and its vicinity. Mehrgarhمہرگڑھ‎ is a Neolithic c. 7000 BCE to 2500 BCE site west of the Indus River valley near the Bolan Pass, which gave new insights the flow from Iran and the Middle East culture migrated into and became the Indus Valley Civilization. Population likely resulted from a mixture of Iranian agriculturalists and hunters between c. 4700–3000 BCE.

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Ancient Ceramics From Indus Valley

5-7,000 years ago, someone could have told you what the symbols and paintings represented, why the bull was tied up while fish hovered over him; but not today. Today, no one is really sure about the culture that produced this and other pieces, even though it was one of civilization's 4 cradles. Still, this piece and the others make quite an impression even today.

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Harappan Pottery_2, C- 2700 - 2000 BC

Harappan Pottery The Harappan pottery is bright or dark red and uniformly sturdy and well baked. It consists chiefly of wheel made wares both plain and painted. The plain pottery is more common than the painted ware. The plain ware is usually of red clay with or without a fine red slip. The painted pottery is of red and black colours. Several methods were used by people for the decoration of pottery. Geometrical patterns, circles, squares and triangles and figures of animals, birds, snakes…

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Seal -11, Harappan Civilization, C- 2700-2000 BC

Seals appear in the Indus Valley around 2600 B.C. with the rise of the cities and associated administrators. Square and rectangular seals were made from fired steatite. The soft soapstone was carved, polished, and then fired in a kiln to whiten and harden the surface. Seals made of metal are extremely rare, but copper and silver examples are known. The square seals usually have a line of script along the top and a carved animal in the central portion. The animals depicted on the seals…

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Archaeological Evidence for Indus Civilization Script and Seals

Recent investigations of seals from the ancient Indus Civilization suggest that the glyphs represent a full, as-yet-deciphered language.

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The Greatest Civilisation Ever Forgotten?

The civilisation that arose in the Indus valley around 5,000 years ago was only discovered in the early 20th century. Andrew Robinson looks at what we know about this extraordinary culture.

Bowl, Place of origin: Nal Valley (made) Date: Possibly Middle East Culture, Indus Valley Civilization, Pottery Bowls, Repeating Patterns, Earthenware, Clay, Artist, Ceramic Bowls, Clays

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Bowl, Possibly 3000BC-2000BC (made). Pottery, earthenware, Nal valley, Baluchistan, possibly 3000-2000BC. Museum Number IM.52-1909.

Seal, Place of origin: Mohenjo Daro (made) Date: ca. Middle East Culture, Harappan, Mohenjo Daro, Indus Valley Civilization, Pictogram, Mythical Creatures, Mythology, Seal, Museum

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Seal and Impression (Seal), ca. 2500 BC (made). Seal, steatite, Mohenjo Daro, Indus valley, 2500 B.C., Pakistan. Museum Number IS.8:1-1951.

Head, Place of origin: Mohenjo Daro (found) Date: 2000 BC Middle East Culture, Mohenjo Daro, Indus Valley Civilization, Female Head, Terracotta, Clay, Sculpture, Earth, Collections

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Fragment of a female figurine (IS.9-1951) and oxhead (IS.9:A-1951), terracotta, Mohenjo-daro,, c. 2000 B.C.. Museum Number IS.9-1951.

Jar, Place of origin: Baluchistan (made) Date: ca. 3000 BC to 2000 BC Middle East Culture, Indus Valley Civilization, Earthenware, Archaeology, Objects, Jar, Ceramics, Ceramica, Pottery

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Jar, ca. 3000 BC to 2000 BC (made). Domestic, painted earthenware. Museum Number IM.48-1909.