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The Birth of a Civilization

NCERT 6th Class (CBSE) Social Science: The Birth of a Civilization

Question: How do we know that most Indus cities, were vary well planned?

Answer: Most Indus cities were very well planned as the streets cut each other at right angles and houses were built on both side of the street in a planned way.

Question: Write a short note on the Great Bath.

Answer: Great Bath: It is a rectangular structure and resembles a swimming pool. It is made of baked bricks and has been made water tight with a layer of backed bitumen or tar. The Great Bath has two flights of steps, one on each side. There are rooms on the side for changing clothes. Water was probably drawn from a well and drained out after use. The great Bath was perhaps used for bathing on special occasions.

Question: How was Dholavira different from most Indus cities?

Answer: Dholavira was different from the other Indus cities as unlike the other Indus cities it had three parts a citadel, a middle town and lower town.

Question: What may have happened far the civilization to decline?

Answer: It is believed that natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, epidemics or a change in the course of river Indus may have caused the decline of the civilization.

Question: Describe the extent of the Indus Valley civilization.

Answer: For many years after the discovery of  Harappa to  a small are near the Indus river. Further excavated showed that it was spread over large parts of present day. Pakistan and the Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. Historians believed that there are several more sites awaiting excavations.

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