Cities of Ancient India

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Cities of Ancient India

The Indus Civilization flourished from about 2500 BC to 1700 BC. It covered a larger area than modern Pakistan. The two important cities, Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro each held perhaps 35,000 people at their height.

Other cities excavated included Kalibangan; on the west coast bordering Pakistan was almost as large as Harappa or Mohenjo-Daro.

These cities had features which made them unique included brick and had well-planned streets, pottery drainage ditches, large granaries, and a large bath for ritual cleansing. Constructed on raised platform most of the major buildings were made from brick. There were some small, two-room structures to large houses with two-storied with courtyards.

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