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20 07, 2017

Who were the Harappans? History of India

By |2019-09-14T06:38:23-07:00July 20th, 2017|India|8 Comments

Harappan Seal Who were the Harappans? Around 4500 BC, some new people from West Asia moved into the Indus Valley and mixed with the Mehrgahr people who were already there. They brought some West Asian foods with them: lentils, and then later chickpeas. They also brought flax, to make linen clothing, and safflowers for their oil. And they brought, [...]

19 07, 2017

Indian architecture – Ancient India

By |2019-09-12T16:04:04-07:00July 19th, 2017|Architecture, India|0 Comments

Early Indian architecture: Rock-cut temples at Ajanta, India The Stone Age and the Bronze Age The earliest buildings anyone knows of from India are from Mehrgahr, from about 7000 BC. But the first real stone architecture dates to about 2500 BC, in the Harappan period in northern India (modern Pakistan). Harappan architecture More about Mehrgahr And the Harappans [...]

19 07, 2017

Harappan architecture – India

By |2019-08-06T09:01:25-07:00July 19th, 2017|Architecture, India|0 Comments

Harappan architecture: Bath building at Mohenjo-Daro, 2500 BC Early houses in India The earliest big buildings in India were built by the Harappan people in the Indus River valley, about 2500 BC. The Harappan buildings included high brick walls around their cities to keep out enemies. Most of the buildings were ordinary mud brick houses, with rooms arranged [...]