terça-feira, 7 de junho de 2011 | Autor:

Maestro encontré este artículo que me parece que podría resultarle interesante. Habla sobre varias civilizaciones que desaparecieron misteriosamente y menciona al Valle Indo, también menciona otras civilizaciones matriarcales. Espero que lo disfrute.


Dimas Arias


Once inhabiting an area about the size of western Europe in what is now Pakistan and western India, the Indus Valley or Harappan Civilization thrived from 3300 to 1300 BC, although the area was settled all the way back to 7000 BC. Despite being one of the largest ancient civilizations, not much is known about the Harappan civilization, mostly because their language has never been deciphered. We do know that they built over one hundred towns and villages including the cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro, each of which was built with an organized layout, and a complex plumbing system with indoor toilets. Evidence suggests that the Harappan had a unified government and that there were no social classes. There is also no evidence of military activity so it is likely that they lived in peace. They were skilled astronomers and were well versed in agriculture, growing wheat, barley, peas, melons, sesame and cotton (becoming the first civilization to produce cotton cloth) and domesticating several animals including cattle and elephants.

Where did they go?

There are several theories as to what happened to the Indus Valley civilization. Some people believe that they declined because of changes to their environment, such as a decrease in the size of the Ghaggar Hakra river system or the cooler, drier temperatures that are also evident throughout the Middle East. Another popular theory was that the Aryans invaded them around 1500 BC.

domingo, 4 de janeiro de 2009 | Autor:

Miren que interesante. En http://www.harappa.com hasta el 31 de enero se pueden escribir preguntas a los expertos que están trabajando en el sitio.

las preguntas se hacen a través de facebook, les dejo el link:

y el texto que ellos escriben:

Harappa.com is running an ‘Ask the Expert’ forum for two months until 31st January 2010. This is your chance to learn the latest about the Indus Valley Civilization directly from an illustrious panel of Indus Valley experts including Asko Parapola, Iravatham Mahadevan, Richard Meadow, Shereen Ratnagar and others. Ask your question and participate in discovering this remarkable civilization.

To ask your question, please reply to this post below. As a guide, questions can be on one of the following topics, though any serious question is welcome. Please try to make your question as clear and specific as possible. Answers will appear athttp://www.harappa.com/ in February-March, 2010. Ask away!

Possible topics for questions:

Origins of the Civilization
The people of the Indus Valley
Technology and Skills
Governance and Daily Life
Indus Script and Language
Internal and External Trade
Urbanisation and City Architecture
Decline of the Indus Civilization

Dwayne – Unidad Belgrano – Buenos Aires – Argentina
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