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Indian Civilization

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Indian Civilization
 
- The first people to settle in India were the Harrappan, or Indus civilization
- These people flourished from 3000 - 1500 B.C.
- The Harrappan settled along the Indus river from the Himalayan Mountains to the Arabian Sea
   + Also, settlements from northern Afghanistan to southern India
- Two major cities - Mohenjo-Daro and Harrappa
- The civilzation started much like Mesopotamia and the Egypt civilzations
   + Farming villages --> Urban Centers
   + Believed in Divine assistance
   + Trade was very important, many Indus objects found in Mesopotamia and Egypt
- Mesopotamia called the Harrappan people "aquatic people" because of their bathing practices

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