Services (Prelims) Examination Special
Quick Revision Notes
Valley Civilization (Indian
31. Maximum number
of seals have
been found in Mohendojaro (57%).
Second maximum at Harappa (36%).
32. Persian-gulf seal
found at Lothalâ€”it is a button
A Tiger seal was found at Banawali.
34. Iraqi cylindrical seal was found at Mohenjodaro.
for making bronze articles was
discovered at Harappa.
36. Maximum bronze
been found in Mohenjodaro.
Bronze dancing girl
was found in Mohenjodaro.
limestone was used for sculptures.
sculpture of a seated male
priest was found at Mohenjodaro.
chakki (grinding stone) was discovered at Lothal.
41. Deluxe pottery
was discovered at Banawali.
place where pottery
depicting humans has been
found is in Harappa.
inkpots and writing tablets (leafs) were found at Chanhudaro.
of copper and bronze were discovered at Mohenjodaro.
where oxendriven carts were found
A terracota model
of a ship was
found at Lothal.
latrine has been found at Mohenjodaro.
floor containing the design of
intersecting circles was
found at Kalibangan.
The seals depicting the lord
Siva, Sumerian Gilgamesh and
his two lions were found at Mohenjodaro.
implements were found in Mohenjodaro.
51. Ploughed field
were found in Kalibangan.
52. Jowar (Jau)
was found in Banawali.
53. Cotton spindles,
(and sewing needles)
have been found in Mohenjodaro.
54. Rice husk
discovered in Lothal and Rangpur.
55. The foreign site
where Indus Valley Civilization cotton cloth has been discovered is Sumer.
Civilization people disposed of the dead bodies in
three forms. At Mohenjodaro, we find three forms of burials: (a)
Complete burialâ€”whole body buried along with the grave goods. (b)
bones (after exposure to beasts, birds, etc.) were buried along with goods. (c)
was cremated in urns and then buried under house floors or streets.
burials containing bone ashes were discovered at Surkatoda.
found buried in oval pits at Ropar.
Great Bath: 12 m x 7 m x 2.4 m.
Hammam/Granary: 46 m x 23 m.
Collegiate building: 10 m square court.
Cubical bricks:10 x 20 x 40 cm3.
Average brick size: 5.5 x 12.5 x 26 cm.
Ratio of length, breadth and height of bricks: 4 : 2 : 1.
Larger bricks to cover drains: 51 cm (+).
Stone weights used for trade were in the denominations of: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32,
..... 160 and decimal multiples of 16. Eg. 16, 320, 6400, 8000, 12800,
Length was generally measured in: Foot (37.6 cm) and cubit (52 cm approx).
Granary at Lothal: 214 x 36 x 4.5 m.
Harappan storehouse: 50 m x 40 m, with a 7 m central passage.
The interesting evidences about
the horse during Indus Valley Civilization are:
Horse bones have been found in Surkatoda.
Horse tooth has been found in Ranaghudai.
Terracota figure of a horse has been found inLothal.
Ashes of a horse have been found in Suktagendor.
Seals mostly depict the â€œhumplessâ€
75% terracota figures are of the
The Garuda is depicted on a
seal from Harappa.
Evidence of the rhinoceros
comes from Amri and Kalibangan. It also tells us that there was plenty of
The Sumerian Gilgamesh seal also
shows two tigers.