What are the artifacts of Indus Valley civilization?
Indus artefact gallery
- The Indus people made intricate jewellery. These pieces are made from gold and agate (a coloured mineral stone).
- Indus traders carried bangles and ear studs, like these, in their trading packs. 2 of 3.
- Indus potters made plain everyday pots, and fine decorated pots like this one.
What was the most distinctive artefact of the Harappan Civilisation?
The Harappan seal
The Harappan seal (Fig. 1.1) is possibly the most distinctive artefact of the Harappan or Indus valley civilisation. Made of a stone called steatite, seals like this one often contain animal motifs and signs from a script that remains undeciphered.
What are the remains of Harappan civilization?
Lothal is one of the earliest sites discovered in India which has remains similar to the findings in Mohenjo Daro and Harrappa in Pakistan. This place is about 80 km from Ahmedabad city and good drive along NH8A.
Who was the king of Mohenjo-daro?
The Priest-King, in Pakistan sometimes King-Priest, is a small male figure sculpted in steatite and excavated in Mohenjo-daro, a ruined Bronze Age city in Sindh, Pakistan, in 1925–26….Priest-King (sculpture)
|Dimensions||17.5 cm × 11 cm (6.9 in × 4.3 in )|
|Location||National Museum of Pakistan, Karachi|
What things are kept in the museum of Mohenjo-daro?
The museum’s Indus Valley Civilisation Gallery is the best collection in India, including seals, jewelry, and figurines like the dancing girl found at Mohenjo-daro. The museum store also sells Indus replicas.
Which God was predominant in the Harappan Civilization?
The worship of Siva and Mother Goddess were widely prevalent. Animal worship is shown by seals and terracotta figurines. Worship of tree, fire, water and probably sun seems to have been in prominent among the Indus people.
Where is the dancing girl statue?
the National Museum
The ‘Dancing Girl’ is a sculpture made of bronze. It belongs to the Indus Valley Civilization and dates back to circa 2500 BCE. It is 10.5 cm in height, 5 cm in width and 2.5 cm in depth. Presently, it is on display in the Indus Valley Civilization gallery in the National Museum, New Delhi.
What was unique about the Harappan civilization?
The architecture of the Harappan civilization was unique for its day. The cities were designed in an extremely uniform and organized manner on a grand scale. It appears that the engineers planned the city before they built it, resulting in much more organization than is typically seen in ancient cities.
What are the main features of Harappan civilization?
Town Planning : From the ruins of Mahenjodaro and Harappa it is known that Indus valley people lived an advanced and cultured life.
What happened to the Harappans?
They discovered that monsoon rains caused rivers to once flow through the region. These rivers were initially too wild to support agriculture. However, they started to weaken about 5,000 years ago, coinciding with the rise of the Harappan civilization .
Where were the most of sites of Harappan civilization found?
Major Harappan Sites Harappa. Harappa site is called the “city of granaries” and was excavated by Dayaram Sahani in 1921. Mohenjo-Daro. This important site was excavated by Rakhal Das Banerjee. Kalibangan. Kalibangan refers to black bangles. Lothal. This Harappan site is located on the bank of Cambay in Ahmadabad, Gujarat. Banawali. Chanhudaro. Dholavira. Surkotada. Rangpur.