Cities in early India
City Development in the Indus Valley
From the findings, two major cities, Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa were found and it is believed they lasted from 2500 BC to 1500 BC. The reason for their collapse is unclear.
"Mohenjo-Daro lies on the right bank of the Indus about halfway between the Indian Ocean and the point where several rivers join to form the main river. It is about a hundred and forty miles northeast of Karachi, seventeen miles south of the small city of Larkhana. The other chief site, Harappa, lies about three hundred and fifty miles northeast of Mohenjo-Daro, on the Ravi, one of the rivers which join to form the Indus." (pg. 59.) (5C)
Mohenjo-Daro is three miles in circumference which held about 40,000 people. The citadel was about fifty feet high. (5C)
Both Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa had large granaries and citadels. (5C)
"The portion of Mohenjo-Daro which has been excavated below and at a little distance for the citadel constitutes what is probably the earliest example yet known of city design on a regular pattern. Wells to supply baths and an elaborate drainage system throughout the area attest advanced technical skills." (pg. 59) (5C)