Wondrous Ancient Asia

Ancient Asia has a fascinating history, with many of the world’s greatest religious traditions emerging from this region Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. In this section you will learn about architecture, daily life and different Indian foods to help you have a better understanding how people lived and how this culture thrived.

  • Ancient Asian Architecture

    History of Ancient Asian Architecture

    The architecture of the ancient Indus Valley civilization was very advanced. There were two main cities, named Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro. These cities existed from about 3000 B.C. to about 1600 B.C. Both were planned out with exactness.

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  • Ancient Indian Art

    History of Ancient Indian Art

    You might be interested in the seals that have survived from the early Indus Valley civilization. These seals were most likely used in trade, as they have been found in the ruins of other civilizations far from the Indus Valley.

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  • Ancient Indian Daily Life

    History of Ancient Indian Daily Life

    What would your daily life be like if you lived in ancient India? Well, like the ancient stone seals with the mysterious pictographs, a lot of early Indian life remains a mystery!

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  • Ancient Indian Food

    History of Ancient Indian Food

    Do you like the flavor of cinnamon? Do you think most food tastes better with a little salt and pepper? Do you like sugary sweets and candy? Do you that know sugar, cinnamon, and pepper all come from India?

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  • Ancient Indian Literature

    History of Ancient Indian Literature

    As you read in the section on art, Ancient India had one of the oldest forms of writing in the world. These pictographs (picture-writing) were most likely used for government business and trade and for marking one’s own property.

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  • Ancient Indian Religion

    History of Ancient Indian Religion

    By now you have realized that religion has played a big role in Indian history! The people of modern-day India mainly follow the Hindu religion, but there are also followers of Buddhism, Islam, Jainism and Christianity. Let’s look at each of these religions one by one.

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  • Ancient Indian Science

    History of Ancient Indian Science

    You already know that the ancient Indians were excellent engineers from the way their cities, Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro, were laid out. But did you know they also excelled at Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Medicine?.

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  • Indian Environment

    History of Indian Environment

    India is a peninsula, a piece of land surrounded on three sides by water. It has the Arabian Sea on the west, the Bay of Bengal on the east, and the Indian Ocean on the south. India is also separated from the rest of Asia by the Himalaya Mountains to the north and northwest.

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