Fascinating Facts About Indus Valley Civilization - People of Indus Valley Civilization traded goods and they were first to use wheel transport. The most interesting thing they produced were the “seals” which they used as the identification markers on their goods and clay tablets. The seals contain their written language and many interesting designs of creatures, animals and people (mainly gods?).
Harappa Beads. These tiny steatite beads were found in the Harappan cemetery and come from an elaborate hair ornament worn by a male individual. Each bead is less than .01 cm long and less than .01 cm diameter. A human hair is shown to give an idea of the minute size of these beads. Harappa, Lot 136-04 Harappa Museum, H87-664 Dales and Kenoyer 1990: 89-91, fig. 33
Fascinating Facts About Indus Valley Civilization - Lothal was one of the most remarkable cities of this civilization. Engineers and planners divided the town into 1-2 m high blocks each serving more than 20 houses to protect the town from floods. They placed high priority on building a dockyard and a warehouse to serve the purpose of trade.
Mohenjodaro Vessels. Libation vessels made of the conch shell Turbinella pyrum. One of these is decorated with vermilion filled incised lines. A single spiraling design is carved around the apex and a double incised line frames the edge of the orifice. This type of vessel was used in later times for ritual libations and for administering sacred water or medicine to patients.
The Indus civilisation had a volumetric system with inscriptions on ceramic vessels (glazed pots from Harappa) indicating that the sign ‘V’ stood for a measure, a long linear stroke equalled 10, two long strokes stood for 20 and a short stroke represented one
figurine from Early Harappan (Period 2, Kot Diji Phase) levels at Harappa. The legs on are joined together, and along with the highly stylized hump, delicate horns and tail, are characteristic stylistic features of the Early Harappan bull figurines.