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Indus Valley Civilization
The Bronze Age Indus Valley Civilization or Harappan Civilization was the culmination of a long and sustained cultural evolution in the Indus Valley and surrounding areas The term “Indus Valley Civilization” was used by John Marshall for the first time The people of this civilization were definitely in touch with the other civilizations especially with Mesopotamian civilization
As the three of the world’s civilizations developed along the river banks {Egyptian on Nile, Mesopotamian on Tigris–Euphrates, Chinese on the Yangtse}, the Indus valley civilization developed on bank of Indus and several other nearby rivers such as Ghaggar– Hakra, the now dried
up Saraswati and the Drasadvati Centre of the civilization was in Sind and Punjab and from there, it spread in all directions
Its westernmost point was Suktagendor in South Baluchistan while easternmost point was Alamgirpur in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh In North, it extended Afghanistan while in South, its extent was up at least Maharashtra state So far, around 1400 settlements have been discovered, most
of which are located on river banks This civilization was largest of the four ancient urban civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, South Asia and China and covered an area of around 13 million square kilometers This area is triangular in shape and no other ancient civilization was extended to such a large area

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