Indus Valley Civilization

The well-developed ancient urban civilization of the Indian subcontinent, the Indus Valley civilization or Harappan culture dominated parts of Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan between 2600 and 1900 BCE. Mohenjo Daro and Harappa were the two largest cities. The archaeological findings had given a fairly good picture of the urban planning, economy, society, and religion of the people belonging to the largest Bronze Age civilization of Asia. Information about religion and religious life were deduced from seals of burnt clay, figurines, images of stone, and other artifacts. These exquisitely constructed material objects provided proof of the existence of religious life in the Indus Valley civilization.

The engravings on seals depicting animals, flowers, and other symbols had not only artistic value but were also a pointer toward religious ...

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