About five thousand years ago, the Indus civilisation grew up in the rich, fertile floodplains of the river Indus. At its height, the civilisation extended over almost 200,000 square miles. Research and archaeological investigations have uncovered entire cities and have shown a network of international trade. These seals provide a good starting point for exploring the civilisation itself and also provide useful comparative links with the study of other early civilisations.
Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa, present-day Pakistan
2500 – 2000 BC
Indus Valley culture
between 2 cm and 2.5 cm square
thickness: between 0.6 cm and 1 cm
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