Indus and Vedic Civilisation

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Who founded Hinduism?
There was no founder
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What is the date of origin in Hinduism?
There is no date
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How long has Hinduism been developing?
For Four thousand years dating back to 2000BCE
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When was the Indus Valley Civilisation discovered?
1921
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How far does the Civilisation date back?
7000BCE
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What was the native language of the Indus Civilisation?
Dravidian
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What were the two major cities discovered in the Indus Valley?
Harrapa and Mohenjo Daro
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What significant thing was excavated in Mohenjo Daro?
The Great Bath
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What does the Great Bath symoblise?
Ritual purity activities
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What could the Terracotta figurines suggest?
The worship of many deities, with a major influence of the mother Goddess
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What do the seals discovered in the civilisation depict?
Animals and the proto shiva
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What was found in the Indus valley to suggest a belief in the afterlife?
graves containing peoples possessions
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What kind of society was the Indus civilisation?
Agrarian society (Cultivating)
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What suggests that this civilisation was more developed?
Urbinisation and sanitation throughout the cities
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Was the civilisation literate?
Yes, but scriptures are undeciphered
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What did the Alter like structures suggest?
Animal sacrifice
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When did the population decline?
1800BCE
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What is the main theory in the decline in population?
The Aryan Invasion/ migration
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What changes did the Aryans bring to this civilisation?
Sanskrit language and the Vedic religion
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Why is there debate on how the Aryans came to be in the Indus Valley?
Archaeologists found no evidence of a conquest
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What other theories could explain the decline in population?
Natural disasters, the shift in flow of the Indus Rivers Heat waves, Earthquakes, Flooding, Disease, Famine
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