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-Indus Valley Civilization, home to many archaeological discoveries
-Houses had bathrooms
-Built on mud brick to protect from flooding
-Advanced plumbing and sewage systems
-Houses were layered on a grid system
-Strong geometric and architectural skills
-Rivers change course
-Cycle of wet and dry seasons = unpredictable due to monsoons
-Indus River linked to sea = connected ancient civilizations
-Thriving trade between regions
-River gave fertile soil (great farming)
-Cotton was popular crop (rare)
Plumbing in Mohenjo-Daro
-Every house had a bathroom and toilet
-Pipes connected each house to underground sewage system
Strong bond between culture and religion
Weak social class division
Animals were an important part of the culture
Indus River provided excellent transportation of trade
Moved goods to Persia and Caspian Sea
Cotton was a popular trade item because few civilizations knew how to grow it
River allowed connection between other civilizations
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