The Indus Valley Civilization

Very little known, the Indus Valley civilization is nevertheless one of the oldest civilizations in the world! As its name suggests, it was located around the valley of the Indus River in the west of the Indian subcontinent.

It coexisted with the Mesopotamians or the Egyptians of Antiquity, and was one of the most developed civilizations of its time (3200 to 1900 BC approximately).

It had a planned and developed agriculture, urbanization, administrative, political, social and economic organization.

Two important centers that we know today of this civilization are the cities of Harappa (the first discovered archaeological site of this civilization) and Mohenjo Daro (one of the largest cities of the Indian Bronze Age).

You should also know that the writing of the Indus civilization—which is therefore one of the oldest in the world—has still not been deciphered until now!

Then from 1900 BC. JC, without anyone really knowing why, the Indus civilization began its decline until it completely abandoned these cities a few centuries later (several hypotheses exist such as climate change or natural disasters without us be really certain).

As you have understood, many mysteries still hover over this civilization, which, in my opinion, makes its study just incredibly exciting and interesting.

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