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  • It developed along the Indus River in Asia.
  • Their civilization was twice the size of Mesopotamia.
  • The people were known as Harappans.
  • The Indus River flows through present-day countries of Pakistan and Egypt.
  • They settled in this area around 2,500 BC.


  • Seasonal winds,called monsoons brought summer rains that allowed farmers to grow large amounts of foods.
  • Along the Indus River,the people were successful with farming and irrigation.
  • It was first used for job records ( writing)
  • They wrote in Sanskrit
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Political system (government)

  • The leader was Siddhartha Gautama.
  • Social Hierarchy: the division of society by rank or class.
  • These offering were made in temples, special buildings where priest performed their religious ceremonies.
  • Each city- state considered one god to be its special protector.
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  • They had well planted-cities
  • Indus discovered the 7 planets and that they revolved around the sun.
  • Epics,statues,Mahabharata Ramayana a worlds largest epic ever
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  • They practiced 2 different religions.
  • In India they practiced Hinduism and Buddhism.
  • Hinduism: polytheistic,started in India
  • Buddhism: started in India, founded by Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha)
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