Indus River Valley

Indus River Valley Civilization

Indus River Civilization is northwest of India. Covered most of what today is Pakistan. Surrounded by high mountains, desert, oceans, dense forests and swamps. They used rivers by them for agriculture. The river was the Indus River. The are its in is one of the driest in the subcontinent. THe temperatures may reach up to 120 degrees in the summertime. The Indus people speak Tibetan, and their religion is Buddhism. 5,00 years ago the Indus people arrived at what was known as Indus River Valley Civilization. The Indus River Valley people fought with the Aryan, and the Mauryan empire. The time period was in the Bronze Age, and was 3300 BC-1700 BC. Seal was one technique of writing they had. Their government was between a monarchy and a Democracy. They adapted to the environment by using the river as an irrigation system for their agriculture.
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The Himalayas are in the far north of the Indus River Valley.

The Indus River is to the west of the Himalayas.

The monsoon is one of the biggest factors in the climate.

Some cities in Harappa and Mohenjo Daro.

The Aryans arrival resulted in a new and unique culture.

One form of writing they used was Sanskrit.

The society was divided into four varnas.

Every person born into the Indus River Valley civilization was born into a caste system.

The religion of the Indus people was Hinduism.

Hindus people developed yoga, as part of their religion.

In the Hindus religion they believed in reincarnation.

Another part of their religion is believing in karma.

Karma is controlled by dharma, the law.

Another religion of the Indus people is Buddhism.

Buddhism's founder was Siddhartha Gautama.

Asoka is considered the greatest ruler in India.

Silk Road was the road leading to China.

Pilgrims got much the wealth from religious trade.

Faxian visited India in search of documents about Buddhism.

The earliest known literature was vedas.

Bhagavad Gita is the sermon by the god.

One of the most famous authors in the Gupta Era was Kalidasa.

The most famous mathematician was Aryabhata.