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Department
Religion
Course
RLG205H5
Professor
Ajay Rao
Semester
Fall

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Week 2 ANCIENT SOURCES: INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION AND THE G VEDA rd Indus Valley Civilization: the 3 largest civilization in the world after Mesopotamia rd th and ancient Egypt. Dates to 3 and 4 millennium BCE (6,000 5,000 years ago). Millennium = 1,000 years. BCE = Before the Common Era (2010 years ago) Lost civilization. Rediscovered in the 19 century. Used to be literate (has script) + highly educated. Scrip has not been deciphered because we found a very small sample (can decipher scrip with a large enough sample, dont need a translation). 2 major archaeological discoveries having the same political structure: Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro. Large cities (urban civilization) with raised + large buildings + great public bath w
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