Private wells were rebuilt over many generations to serve the needs of a large household or neighborhood. This well in DK G area at Mohenjo-daro stands like a chimney because all of the surrounding earth has been removed by excavation.
Indus Valley Civilisation
River valleys have always played an important role in the progress of the Human civilization. It was on the banks of river Nile and Euphrat...
Bath Area, Mohenjo-daro
Almost every house unit at Mohenjo-daro was equipped with a private bathing area with drains to take the dirty water out into a larger drain that emptied into a sewage drain.
Female Indian Warriors?
In Rome: Total War Alexander, there is a unit in the Indian faction that consists of lightly armed women fighting with longbows. I don't know much about...
Cold, dark grey chains Binding me to this place Stuck frozen in everlasting pain Time ticks slowly, Binding rains My punishment is oh so clear No chance of a fast, daring escape Shedding millions of little bloody tears They used against me, my greatest fears Strong grey bricks, hold me in Never cracking from my attempts My enemies in this case win My punishment because of sin Knives and needles piercing my skin Pain and sorrow is all I feel Bruises and cuts all that appear And my punisher…
A Brief Introduction to the Ancient Indus Civilization
Indus culture seems to have gradually spread from west to east, with sites towards central and southern India flourishing after Harappa and Mohenjo Daro had declined. The drying up of the ancient Saraswati or Ghaggar-Hakra River, east of and parallel to the Indus, may also have affected the civilization. this article gives an overview of the Indus River Valley civilization.
The Indus or Harappa script is a collection of symbols used in the Indus valley in northern India until 2,000 BC. They have not been deciphered.
Dancing Girl Of Mohenjodaro, Indus Valley Civilization C- 2700-2000 BCE
The "Dancing girl" found in Mohenjo-daro is an artifact that echoes the architectural wonders of ancient, deep buried long ago. Some 4500 years old, this 10.8 cm long bronze statue of the dancing girl was found in 1926 from a broken down house on the "ninth lane" in Mohenjo-daro. The figurine of the dancing girl of Mohenjodaro has changed the way one looked at Indian art of antiquity. The "pert liveliness" of the minute figure is unparallel and amidst its curves and pose whispers the secret…
Saivism in Ancient India and in Northern Europe
An Indus Valley Seal of what seems to be a standing Pashupati in the upper left. Photo credits to Mel Copeland: Banquet of the Gods A relation between Pashupati and Shiva In ancient India there are several archaeological findings dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization (about 3.300 - 1.300 BCE) of e.g. seals that depict a yogi figure i.e. Pashupati or "proto-Shiva" (Flood, Gavin, 1996. An Introduction to Hinduism). Read more about Pashupati: Pashupati. Paśupati (Sanskrit) has been…
Priest King | Icon of Indus civilization | 2200-1900 BC | Mohenjo Daro
Priest King | Icon of Indus civilization | 2200-1900 BC | Mohenjo Daro Archaeological Site, Sindh Province, Pakistan.
The Indus Valley: Mohenjo-daro, Harappa - Ancient Man and His First Civilizations
Ancient world history: Interwoven history of all the world's original civilizations in chronological context and in book format: Indus Valley