The Harappan Civilization covered the parts of Punjab, Haryana, Sindh, Baluchistan, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Western Uttar Pradesh. After Partition, Harappa, Mohenjo-Daro, Chanudaro, and Sutkagendor have become parts of Pakistan. Manda, Banawali, Kalibangan, Alamgiri, Lothal, Rupara and Rangpur are in India. The followings are the Features that led to the Emergence of the Harappan Civilization.
The emergence of Harappan Civilization
- The ruins of the sites reveal that the Harappan people were primarily urban and their cities were designed skillfully.
- The unique feature of the city was its elaborate drainage system. A brick-lined drainage channel flowed alongside every street.
- The Great Bath was also unearthed. The pool was filled with water taken from a well nearby. The walls of the pool were made watertight using specially-made bricks and gypsum mortar.
- The Great Granary consisted of two blocks with an aisle between them. Each block had six halls with corridors. It was used for storing food grains.
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