Indus Valley's Culture
Holly Shulman, Matt Dimino
Photos of Indus Valley
Indus Valley Religion
The people in the Indus Valley believed in many gods. Some of those gods were Brahma- god of creation, Shiva- god of destruction and recreation, Vishnu- who helped the earth when they were in trouble. The people believed if they did something wrong the gods would see it, therefore they acted in control the way they thought the gods would want.
Indus Valley people made seals to represent the gods. They wore these seals around their neck. They thought if they wore seals around their neck they would lead a better life knowing the gods were looking down on them.
They buried the dead and gave them objects for the afterlife. They did that because when the person died and went to the afterlife they wanted to give something to them so they could have a better life. Then, they started burning the dead and burying their ashes in terracotta.
They believed in Karma, they thought if you were good in your life you would bump up a caste in your afterlife. If you were bad you would bump down a caste in your afterlife.
In the Indus Valley, bathing was thought to be done at religious ceremonies. They thought that if you were clean you were respected a little better than you were before.
Indus people also sacrificed animals during religious ceremonies. They did that because they thought the gods wanted them to do that so they tried to show respect to the gods and do what they said.
Indus Valley's Writing System
Indus Valley Architecture
Indus Valley Acheivments
Art was a very good achievement because people liked to see it. For example, the pots people put in their houses. People put pots in their houses so their house looks better when people come in.
Mathematics was also an achievement. Mathematics was an achievement because once people knew how to do math they could build houses, buildings, wells, and a lot more.
They added the weight system, that helped them trade goods and know how much something weighs. They were better traders now that they knew the weight system.
- Once they knew about the decimal system and fraction, it helped them make very small bricks with small designs on them because the decimal system is very small units and to make very small bricks you need small measurements.
- Writing was a very helpful achievement because people could communicate through writing words and letters.
- Language was also a very helpful. They could not only communicate but they could now talk. Their language was called Sanskrit.