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what was the Indus Valley Civilization?

It was an ancient civilization located in present day Pakistan and northwest India. It was located on fertile flood plain of the Indus River

The Indus Valley Civilization is also referred to as _______

Harappan Civilization

Why is the Indus Valley Civilization also referred to as the Harappan Civilization?

Because Harappan was the first site where unique archaeological evidences of the civilization were discovered

How was the Indus Valley Civilization discovered?

It was discovered through the excavation of two sites, Harappa on the banks of river Ravi and Mohenjodaro on the banks of the Indus

The five main tributaries of Indus river are?

Jhelum, Sutlej, Beas, Ravi and Chenab

The Great Bath ruins of the Indus Valley Civilization are at _____

Mohenjo-daro

A commonly believed natural reason for the Indus Valley Civilization’s decline is connected with ______

climate change, or the change in tectonic plates that altered the course of the river which affected trade and agriculture

Indus Valley Civilization covered which modern day Indian states?

Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Punjab

which mountain range is a natural border to the indus Valley?

The Himalayans

The ancient Indus Civilization was located in present day ______?

Present day Pakistan, India, Bangladesh

One of the great achievements of the Indus Valley civilization was?

Its sophisticated plumbing and sewage system

The ancient civilizations of Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa were located in the______

Indus River Valley

what made the indus river valley a good place for civilization?

The river provided water and fertile soil, and the mountains and desert protected the people

The indus river civilization thrived during what time period in history?

2500 B.C to 2000 B.C

Name one of the 2 major cities in the Indus civilization?

Monhejo-Daro, Harappa

How far east was Alexander the Great able to stretch his empire?

As far as the Indus River Valley in India

where did the world's earliest civilizations arise?

They arose in river Valleys

How did India's river valleys give rise to civilization?

Fertile deltas and monsoon flooding helped form a farming civilization