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RLG205 - Lecture 2

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Department
Religion
Course
RLG205H5
Professor
Ajay Rao
Semester
Winter

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January 16 Lecture 2Ancient Sources Indus Valley Civilization and the Rg VedaFor quizfrom supplementary readings Ancient tracesdont want to talk about origins oHistorylike a storybeginning middle and endoHinduism has no historical founder or an originmade up myth a belief which has carried on through generations Indus Valley Civilization rdtho3 and 4 millennium BC m BCo2 major archaeological sitesHarappar and MohanjoDarooa whole world which was unknown to Vedic textsthis valley had died outothe spread of this civilization was massive like western eurooboth cities are separated by 360 milesbut are similar atropiculus west of city had large assembly hallsfor major ceremonies so some sort of religions must have been practicesgreat bathindicates elaborate water supply system lower valleyothe archeological strata of the remains indicate different eras23002000 BCwas at its peak during this time oThe scripton some of the sealsbut not enough evidence for text to be deciphered One major hypothesis Dra
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