Bloodaxe's Realm     The Medieval World  



It has been about 75 years since the discovery of the Indus Valley Civilization, one of the four great ancient cultures of the world. The remains of the city of Harappa were found in 1921, followed by Moenjodaro in 1922. Through subsequent research we have gradually learned what this culture was really like. The Indus Valley Civilization appears to have extended over a vast area of northwestern India, stretching 1,500 kilometers from north to south and 1,200 kilometers from east to west. Most of the ruins found here consist of small towns and villages, but major cities were discovered at ten sites, the greatest of which were Moenjodaro and Harappa.

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The Indus Valley Civilization is thought to have lasted from 2350 to 1800 B.C. When Moenjodaro was in its prime, it actively engaged in trading with the cities of Mesopotamia.

photo Weight/ The Indus Valley Civilization used a standardized system of weights and measures. This weight was used to measure goods on a pair of scales.