In the Earliest Cities
Question: How did the historians or archaeologists discover the Harappa cities? (In the Earliest Cities)
Answer: Near about 150 years ago when the railways were being laid down in Punjab, engineers were found this site of Harappa civilization. Now this is in Pakistan. After that archaeologists starts their findings and they realized that this Harappa city is almost 4700 years old.
Question: What do you mean by “citadel”?
Answer: Many Harappan cities were divided into two parts or more. Generally western part of these cities was smaller but higher in size. The archaeologists or historians describe this part as ‘citadel’.
Question: What do you mean by ‘lower town’?
Answer: Many Harappan cities were divided into two parts or more. Generally eastern part of these cities was larger but lower in height. The archaeologists or historians describe this part as ‘lower town’.
Question: What do you know about the houses/streets/drains of Harappan cities?
Houses: Houses of the Harappan cities were generally two storied with courtyard. Most of these houses were separate bathrooms and wells to supply water.
Streets or Drains: This Harappan cities were well connected through large and small roadways. On the other hand there were many drains with cover and gentle slope.
Question: Which types of used materials were found in Harappa cites?
Answer: Most of the things of these cities were made up of stones, shells and metal. Here metal includes bronze, copper, gold and silver etc. For example bronze or copper generally used for making different tools like ornaments, vessels or weapons etc.
Question: How did Mohenjo-Daro, or Harappa demolish?
Answer: In about 3900 years ago it is found that the beginning of the changes. Many people refused to live in many cities. People used to bring raw materials from distant places.
In the case of Mohenjo-Daro, the drainage system broke down, garbage deposition near the streets increased, or less impressive buildings also developed there. As a result both the large cities may be demolished. Read more…