Ancient history is explored by children in KS2 and one topic looked at is the civilisation which flourished in the Indus Valley in Asia during the Bronze Age.
The Indus Valley civilisation existed from around 3300 BC – 1700 BC during the Bronze Age. It was located in modern day Afghanistan, Pakistan and India in South Asia. It was spread over such a huge area of land that it was the largest Bronze Age civilisation known - much larger than Mesopotamia or even Ancient Egypt. Its cities were built in the basins of the Indus River, one of the major rivers of Asia. The civilisation is known for its cities built of brick, its roadside drainage system, its skill at crafting with metals and its multi-storied houses, as well as its un-deciphered writing found on thousands of ancient seals.
How much do you know about the Indus Valley civilisation? Take this quiz and find out.