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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, Pakistan. Cap shaped ornaments made of gold.

Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan. Serpentine beads.

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.

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

The ancient bead pot and its contents once cleaned up and put on display. Be sure to check out http://www.harappa.com/indus2/120.html for more information about this fascinating archeological find.

The Indus River Valley Civilization: Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa

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

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.