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The Mysteries Of The Indus Valley Civilization 4500 years ago in a lush green valley in the Far East an ancient civilization was in the midst of creation The year was 2500 BC the age of discovery rulers and conquest and no one could have predicted what would become of the little town on the banks of the Indus River over the coming one thousand years This little town would flourish and become a giant empire the Indus Valley Civilization or the Harrapan Civilization as it is sometimes referred to as one of the greatest civilizations in the history of mankind And yet in the short time weve excavated their ancient cities and studied their detailed artifacts weve learned that theyve been the founders of many of the worlds concepts such as democracy and to many of the worlds technologies such as the standardized weight system However even with the worlds brightest minds and greatest technologies we have yet to decipher the script of these ancient and mysterious people Therefore we cant be sure as to what type of central government drove this amazing civilization but using all the information that we do know about them we can speculate I intend to prove that a system closely related to our modern democratic system was what these people developed by studying the organization of their cities discussing the fact that there is no evidence of a central monarch studying and discussing the many standards whish were evident and discussing several other theories In order to discuss whether or not the civilization was powered by a democratic-like system we must first examine the cities themselves Now if one were to take an aerial picture of any town or city such as Mohenjo-Daro one of the twin capitals one could not help but immediately notice the grid-like layout of the streets and buildings Much like our modern system of organizing our cities known as blocks this
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