Indus Valley | Clues to an Ancient Civilization, National Geographic
Nearly 5,000 years ago as Bronze Age civilizations developed in Mesopotamia and Egypt, great cities arose along the flood plains of the Indus and Saraswati (Ghaggar-Hakra) Rivers in present day Pakistan and India.
Named after Harappa in Pakistan, the first of its cities to be excavated, the Harappan civilization was once considered an offshoot of Mesopotamian culture. Archeological findings have shown, however, that Harappan culture actually predates its Mesopotamian counterpart by 200 years. These findings prove once and for all that the ancient urban civilizations in the Indus Valley, Mesopotamia, and Egypt developed independently.
Indus Valley civilization was highly organized and very successful. It was home to some of the first planned cities, the birthplace of one of the first written languages, …Read The Full Story