Notable in civilization around the Indus Valley is the lack of strong resemblances to other early civilizations to the west of Mesopotamia, which indicates that Harappa was not a colony. Skeletal remains, however, show that the dominant human type of the peoples who built the civilization was a tall, long faced, dark-haired strain much like those from the Mediterranean region.

Indus Valley Civilisation: The Genesis [2 of 3]

Notable in civilization around the Indus Valley is the lack of strong resemblances to other early civilizations to the west of Mesopotamia, which indicates that Harappa was not a colony. Skeletal remains, however, show that the dominant human type of the peoples who built the civilization was a tall, long faced, dark-haired strain much like those from the Mediterranean region.

Ruines de Mohenjo Daro. Cette cité antique vieille de 5000 ans est situé dans la vallée de l'Indus au Pakistan.

Ruines de Mohenjo Daro. Cette cité antique vieille de 5000 ans est situé dans la vallée de l'Indus au Pakistan.

Pakistan, Mohenjo-daro, Steatite seal depicting a zebu Pakistan, Karachi, Museo Nazionale del Pakistan (Archaeological Museum), Indus Valley art

Pakistan, Mohenjo-daro, Steatite seal depicting a zebu Pakistan, Karachi, Museo Nazionale del Pakistan (Archaeological Museum), Indus Valley art

Cage d'oiseaux, terre cuite, de Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan. Civilisation de la vallée de l'Indus, vers le milieu du IIIe millénaire avant J.C.

Cage d'oiseaux, terre cuite, de Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan. Civilisation de la vallée de l'Indus, vers le milieu du IIIe millénaire avant J.C.

Over 1,056 Harappan cities and settlements had been found, of which 96 have been excavated. They are mostly located in the broad regions of the Indus and Ghaggar-Hakra Rivers and their tributaries. Harappa, Mohenjo-Daro, Dholavira, Ganeriwala in Cholistan and Rakhigarhi were the major urban centers.

Over 1,056 Harappan cities and settlements had been found, of which 96 have been excavated. They are mostly located in the broad regions of the Indus and Ghaggar-Hakra Rivers and their tributaries. Harappa, Mohenjo-Daro, Dholavira, Ganeriwala in Cholistan and Rakhigarhi were the major urban centers.

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