CLASS110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Indus Valley Civilisation, Vedic Sanskrit, Rigveda

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Indus valley civilization (a bronze age civilization along the indus river) Many mystery that are not solved and there is very few things we know about the civilization of the indus valley. It is one of the three early civilization of old world along with egypt and mesopotamia, believed to be one of the largest bronze age cities of the world. Excavation provided much of our knowledge of the indus valley civilization. A few objects that originate from mesopotamia was found and it is most likely unable to be made in the indus valley (useful for dating this site, indus valley seals were also found in sumerian sites) The neat and organized layout of the cities shows a strong and stable government establishment. Durable bricks (type of baked bricks) produced by indus valley builder used for roads. City states governed by priest kings (priest/king has high importance in villages.

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