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  • The Indus Valley Civilization, also known as the Harappan civilization, had several major cities or sites, some of which are:
  1. Harappa:
    Located in present-day Pakistan, Harappa was one of the most important cities of the Indus Valley Civilization.

    It was a center of trade and commerc e and had a very well-planned layout with a grid-like pattern of streets.

    The city had a citadel or fortress, public buildings, and residential areas.

    Harappa was also famous for its craft industry, which produced items such as pottery, beads, and jewelry.

  2. Mohenjo-Daro:
    Located in present-day Pakistan.

    It was a well-planned city with a complex system of drainage and water supply.

    The houses were made of baked bricks and had multiple rooms.

    Mohenjo-Daro had public buildings, granaries, and a large public bath, which was a unique feature of the civilization.

  3. Dholavira:
    Located in present-day India.

    Dholavira had a sophisticated water management system and a large fortified area.

    The city also had large public buildings, a stadium, and an elaborate system of underground drainage.

  4. Lothal:
    Located in present-day Gujarat, India.

    Lothal was a major center for trade and commerce.

    Lothal was famous for its dockyard , which is considered to be one of the earliest in the world.
  • Other famous ones are -
  • In Pakistan- Kot Diji, Amri and Chanhudaro

  • Punjab- Rupar

  • Haryana- Banawali

  • Uttar pradesh- Alamgirpur

  • Rajasthan - Kalibangan

  • Gujarat- Rojdi, Gola Dhoro
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