What is the importance of seals found in the Harrapan Civilization?

About 2,000 seals were discovered from the sites of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro. Most of these seals were rectangular and square in shape. They bear the images of one-horned bull, goat, tiger, elephant, and rhinoceros. The western part of the city was built on the higher platform known as the citadel. The importance of seals is discussed below

Importance of seals

The importance of the Seals can not be underestimated. The figures engraved on the Seals provide information about the physical features, dress, ornament, and hairstyle of the people and also we learn about the animals they kept. They throw light on the religious faith and beliefs of the people. They give us an idea about their commercial activities. They reveal the remarkable skills of the artists.

Importance of seals found in the Harrapan Civilization

These seals reveal the trade, religious beliefs, and script of the people. The seal with an image of Pashupati shows that perhaps people believed in lord Shiva.

Seals also tell us about the trading practices of the period. The discovered seals show that the Harappans were trading with other civilizations as many Harappan seals were found in Mesopotamia.

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