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Indus Valley. Ancient India - Ancient Civilizations for Kids. 50 or 60 million years ago India slowly smashed into Asia and formed the Himalaya and Hindu Kush Mountains that nearly block off India from the surrounding area.

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Except for the coast, there are only a few narrow passes through the mountains such as the Khyber Pass that have allowed people to enter this land. The other main physical features are the Indus River in modern day Pakistan and the Ganges River in modern day India. The Indus River is in a very dry area called the Thar Desert--this Arid climate is the site for another of the world's first human civilizations. The archeologist have found the remains of cities to be incredibly well planned out. Historians estimate that each major city could support as many as 80,000 people, so Ancient India was by far the largest early civilization. History of India for Kids - History Games and Videos. Ancient India - History of India - Who runs

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Karen Eva Carr, PhD. Assoc. Professor Emerita, History Portland State University Professor Carr holds a B.A. with high honors from Cornell University in classics and archaeology, and her M.A. and PhD. from the University of Michigan in Classical Art and Archaeology. She has excavated in Scotland, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Tunisia, and she has been teaching history to university students for a very long time. More about Professor Carr's work on the Portland State University website. What are some interesting facts about Indian architecture? Meaning of Ancient Indian Architecture. Ancient Indian Art and Architecture - Important India. 14 Ancient Architectures of India That Will Make You Proud. Go anywhere, be anyone, do anything, you cannot escape the pride that you feel whenever someone mentions the word ‘India’.

14 Ancient Architectures of India That Will Make You Proud

If culture and heritage were a currency, we would be the richest country in world. Come to think of it, we were! ‘Sone ki Chidiya’ (The Golden Sparrow) as it was lovingly and popularly known as attracted the attention of colonists and conquerors from all over the world and metamorphosed through centuries of wars, conquests and peace keeping eras! 14 Ancient Architectures of India That Will Make You Proud. Architecture of India. అఆఇఈ The architecture of India is rooted in its history, culture and religion.

Architecture of India

Indian architecture progressed with time and assimilated the many influences that came as a result of India's global discourse with other regions of the world throughout its millennia-old past. The architectural methods practiced in India are a result of examination and implementation of its established building traditions and outside cultural interactions.[1] Though old, this Eastern tradition has also incorporated modern values as India became a modern nation state.

Ancient Indian Architecture - Architecture In Ancient India - Ancient Indian Architectural Styles - Ancient Architecture India. Architecture in ancient India was unique in its style.

Ancient Indian Architecture - Architecture In Ancient India - Ancient Indian Architectural Styles - Ancient Architecture India

This short essay traces the development of architecture in ancient India. Famous Historic Buildings & Archaeological Sites in India – Agra, Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Baby Taj, India Agra Taj Mahal.

Famous Historic Buildings & Archaeological Sites in India – Agra, Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Baby Taj,

10 most amazing ancient rock cut structures in India. The historical rock cut architecture of India is of unprecedented richness and variety.

10 most amazing ancient rock cut structures in India

Several of Indian rock cut structures belong to the most amazing achievements of ancient cultures worldwide. Below are listed 10 most amazing historical rock cut structures in India. List starts with the most amazing one - Ellora Caves and continues with somewhat less impressive ones. The last monuments in this list might be far less impressive than Ellora or Ajanta Caves but nevertheless represent an unbelievable achievement of ancient artists and artisans. Make a Clay Seal - Mesopotamia Project - Cylinder seal and square seal from West Asia The people of ancient Mesopotamia had many baskets which had been sealed with a special mark pressed into a lump of clay.

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Government officials marked their property so nobody could steal it. Their neighbors further east in India and west in Greece, from the Early Bronze Age, about 2100 BC, learned to use seals too. You can also make seals and seal things. Seals can be made from anything hard enough to mark wet clay (or Play-Dough). Take a box, like a shoebox, and put something in it. Or, just put a small object inside a gob of clay, then seal it and let it dry. Now mix yours up with other people's.

More about seals. Harappan Architecture - Ancient Indian Architecture - Bath building at Mohenjo-Daro, 2500 BC The earliest big buildings in India were built by the Harappan people in the Indus River valley, about 2500 BC.

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The Harappan buildings included high brick walls around their cities to keep out enemies. Most of the buildings were ordinary houses, with rooms arranged around a small courtyard. Probably some families owned a whole house (and lived in it with their slaves), while others rented only one room in a house, and the whole family lived together in the one room. The rulers built bigger buildings, like this public bathing house and a town warehouse for storing wheat and barley, also out of mud-brick and baked brick.

Learn by doing: clay seals More Indian Architecture (the Vedic period) Bibliography and further reading about Harappan period architecture: Ancient Indian Architecture - History of India - Rock-cut temples at Ajanta, India The earliest architecture that anyone knows about from India dates to about 2500 BC, in the Harappan period in northern India (modern Pakistan).

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The Harappans built big cities, with walls around them and public baths and warehouses and paved streets. But when Harappan civilization collapsed, about 2000 BC, almost two thousand years went by before anybody in India built a big stone building again. When Indian architects did begin to build big buildings again, about 250 BC, at first they built them of wood. Nobody in India knew how to build big stone buildings so they wouldn't fall down. Konarak temple, 1200s AD Soon after this, about 200 BC, architects began to carve Buddhist temples into the sides of cliffs, so they were taking away stone instead of building with stone. Slowly Indian architects got better at building temples. Learn by doing: build a city out of wooden blocks More about Indian Architecture (the Harappan period) Who runs Details. Details. The Stupa. An Introduction to Buddhism.

Understanding Buddhism Buddhism has deeply influenced the character and evolution of Asian civilization over the past 2,500 years. It is based on the teachings of a historical figure, Siddhartha Gautama, who lived around the fifth century BCE. As it moved across Asia, Buddhism absorbed indigenous beliefs and incorporated a wide range of imagery, both local and foreign, into its art and religious practices. Buddhism continues to evolve as a religion in many parts of the world. Buddhism is a complex subject, a philosophy that has evolved in many different ways and various regions of Asia, and is still a living faith today. Providing simple definitions for the beliefs and art historical developments of Buddhism is therefore difficult, because so many variations occur.

History of India for Kids - History Games and Videos. World History Timeline The history and civilization of Ancient India. World History Timeline History of Ancient India and South Asia 200 BC. Syllabus bites exploring Asian texts banner - India. Explore an interactive map of ancient India.5 The geography6 of ancient India was varied, with fertile soils and braiding rivers. Climatic conditions suited agriculture7. Hill land pastures were suitable for grazing animals and hunting in the forest provided another food source. The rivers provided fresh water for crops, drinking and abundant fish. List of Mauryan rulers. Virtual Art Exhibit - The Mauryan Empire.

World History Timeline The FREE atlas of world history. Maurya. The Mauryas: Indian dynasty in the fourth-third centuries BCE, which unified the subcontinent for the first time and contributed to the spread of Buddhism. Alexander In the final weeks of 327 BCE, the Macedonian king Alexander the Great invaded the valley of the river Kabul, and in the next months, he conquered Taxila, defeated the Indian king Porus at the river Hydaspes, and reached the eastern border of the Punjab.

He wanted to continue to the kingdom of Magadha in the Lower Ganges valley, but his soldiers refused to go any further, and Alexander was forced to go south. Many Indians now resisted the invaders. By the end of 325, the Macedonian king had left the area of what is now Karachi, and his admiral Nearchus was forced out of Patala. Alexander's conquests had been spectacular, but he had not conquered India. Mauryan-Empire.

The Story of India - Timeline. Video about Chandragupta Maurya In 320 BCE, the Nanda dynasty was overthrown by an officer in its army, Chandragupta Maurya (c. 320-298 BCE), who became the founder of the Mauryan Empire. By the end of the century, Chandragupta's empire ranged from the Himalayas to the Deccan plateau in Southern India and united the Indus and Gangetic valleys under a central administration that would thrive for 140 years. Megasthenes, the Greek ambassador to Chandragupta's court, marveled at the wealth and splendor of the Mauryan capital at Pataliputra (Patna), and his portrait of the king reveals a masterful and suspicious ruler who was constantly vigilant, fearing attempts on his life.

A manual about statecraft, Arthasastra, written in part by Chandragupta's head minister, Kautilya (other authors made subsequent additions in later centuries), is a revealing study of Mauryan bureaucracy. Google Lat Long: Zoom with a view: Visit India’s stunning monuments online. Ashoka the Great is for real. Chandragupta. Maurya Empire. Ancient India-Mauryan Empire. Ancient India - The British Museum. India-map-rivers. Ancient India - Ancient Civilizations for Kids. Indian history reveals more ancient civilisations. Transcript VOICE-OVERBut Ashoka, after all, didn't live such a very long time ago. Sarasvati River. Ghaggar river flowing through Panchkula in Haryana in India. Ghaggar-Hakra River has been identified as the historic Sarasvati river by many researchers. Ancient India, Indus Valley Civilization for Kids and Teachers - Ancient India for Kids.

For Kids: In 1922, archaeologists made an exciting discovery, the remains of an ancient city from a previously unknown civilization. They named this city Harappa. Shortly thereafter, and with help from local guides, they found another city from the same civilization. They called this one Mohenjo-Daro. HA- Unit 3 Ancient India. India. India is a country in South Asia whose name comes from the Indus River.