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IN History & Culture ON 26 Oct, 2015
It's a known fact that our ancestors had access to a large bank of knowledge, some of which we are only rediscovering, and some more which we probably are yet to discover. But here's the thing: we're not able to even crack an ancient code! So how're we supposed to march ahead in the quest for knowledge? Check out these brain-cracking codes of the Indus valley civilization that has left the best of scientists biting their nails!
The two largest settlements are Mohenjo-Daro found and Harappa near the Indus river. In the picture you can see the Siddikui area of the ancient Indus Valley civilization of Mohenjo-Daro.
The Indus Empire stretched over more than a million square miles across the plains of the Indus River from the Arabian Sea to the Ganges, over what is now Pakistan, northwest India and eastern Afghanistan.
The Indus Valley civilization boasts of being the inventors of the toilet and drainage system. The toilets and baths were connected by drains that not only ran along roadsides, but were also covered with bricks!
The Indus Valley is the least known of the ancient urban civilizations, although it was one of the largest. It is possible that their complexity has made it tough to read their history. Here are the mysterious carvings that have been found among the ruins of the Indus Valley region, but have yet not been deciphered. Scientists believe that breaking this code could reveal a great deal about this vast civilization.