Seals from the Indus Valley

For the classroom

The Indus Valley seals


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The impressions of five seals


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The back of a seal


The back of a seal showing what is thought to be the handle.

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A seal showing a humped bull


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Indus Valley website

Source: bbc.co.uk

The BBC Primary History website on the Indus Valley with sections on the seals and on trade and travel.

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/indus_valley/

Indus Valley script

Source: britishmuseum.org

The British Museum’s Ancient India website has a section devoted to the Indus Valley and the Indus Valley script features in two parts of the section on writing.

Visit the site http://ancientindia.co.uk/

Indus Valley signs

Source: harappa.com

A simple dictionary of Indus Valley signs.

Visit the site http://www.harappa.com/script/diction.html

Teaching the Indus Valley

Source: harappa.com

A wealth of teaching ideas, schemes of work and teaching resources for the Indus Valley.

Visit the site http://www.harappa.com/teach/index.html

Outside the classroom

Here are some relevant museums and sites to visit.

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Source: fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Source: ashmolean.org

Visit the site http://www.ashmolean.org

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org

Seals from the Indus Valley