Visual Timeline: Indus Valley Civilization
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5000 BCE - 1500 BCE: The Indus Valley (or Harappan) Civilization.
5000 BCE: Evidence of religious practices in the Indus Valley.
4000 BCE: Farming settlements are established in the Indus Valley.
3000 BCE - 2600 BCE: The rise of the great Indian cities of Mohenjo Daro and Harappa.
3000 BCE: First signs of urbanization in the Indus Valley.
2600 BCE: Dozens of towns and cities are established in the Indus Valley.
2500 BCE: Earliest use of the Indus Script.
1500 BCE: The Aryans - nomadic northerners from central Asia, begin to migrate into the Indus Valley.
1000 BCE: The Aryans expand into the Ganges valley in India.
530 BCE: Persia conquers the Indus Valley.