Harappan Culture

Language, Trade, and Religion


  • 400 different symbols in the writing system
  • The language is found on stamps and seals
  • Harappan uses decipher (writing system)


  • Few weapons of warfare have been found.
  • Animals very important to their culture.
  • Animals are still important to them to this day.


  • Priests prayed for good harvest and no floods.
  • Shiva, a major Hindu god.
  • Relate to a mother goddess.
  • Also worship of the bull.


  • Gold, Silver came from the north in Afghanistan.
  • Indus River excellent form of transportation of goods.
  • Mesopotamians distant trade with the Harappans.