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Indus Valley civilization

Indus Valley civilization. Early civilization, known especially through the excavations of Harappā and Mohenjodaro (both now in Pakistan), the religious characteristics of which continued into Vedic religion after the Āryan invasion. The civilization lasted c.2300–1750 BCE. The reconstruction of the religious beliefs is based mainly on the figures and images, and on scenes depicted on seals; the script has not been deciphered in a way that has met with universal assent. The worship of the Mother Goddess was prominent, in association with the tree of fertility.

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