Showing posts with label Indus Valley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indus Valley. Show all posts

Hinduism - Where Is The Archaeological Site Of Mohenjo-Daro?

 

Archeological site on the Indus River, roughly 200 miles north of Karachi, in contemporary Pakistan.

Mohenjo-Daro is one of the Indus Valley towns, a highly developed urban culture that thrived in the Indus Valley area during the fourth and third millennia BC.

Although archeological work is ongoing in other towns, Harappa and Mohenjo Daro have been the most thoroughly explored.

The similarities between these sites give information about this civilization's material culture.

The "Great Bath," a massive water tank made of brick and sealed with pitch, is one of the attractions of Mohenjo-Daro.

Scholars believe it had something to do with ceremonial purity.



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Hinduism - What Are The Artifacts And Art Found From The Indus Valley?

 


Despite the abundance of artifacts discovered in Indus Valley civilization towns, things that may be considered as works of art are surprisingly few.

There are no signs of decorating within or outside the structures, and no monumental architecture has been uncovered.

Several stone statues of:

  • Male torsos, 
  • The head and torso of a bearded man, 
  • A copper statue of a young woman naked except for bangles and jewelry (said to be a "dancer" because her arms and legs are lifted), 
  • Statues of women with elaborate headdresses believed to be icons for a Mother Goddess cult, 
  • And images of plants, animals, and humans carved into the walls of Harappa, a city on the Ravi River.

The latter exhibit delicate and fairly realistic work, demonstrating both a high level of skill in stone working and the ability to create realistic figural figures.


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