- theocracy government
- Priests likely prayed for good harvests and safety from floods.
- Figures show what may be early representations of Shiva, a major Hindu god.
- Animal were important part of the Culture
- Animals are seen on pottery, small statues, children’s toys, and seals used to mark trade items.
- The Harappans conducted a thriving trade with peoples in the region
- Gold and silver came from the north in Afghanistan.
- The Indus River provided an excellent means of trans- portation for trade goods
- Ships used the Persian Gulf trade routes to bring copper, lum- ber, precious stones, and luxury goods to Sumer