Polychrome Terracotta Bull Cult Figure, Indus Valley Civilization, c. 3rd Millennium BC

The Indus Valley Civilization was a vast Bronze Age civilization lasting from 3300 to 1300 BC, with its mature period from 2600 to 1900 BC. It extended from what today is northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and northwest India. The civilization disappeared mysteriously by 1800 BC and was replaced by the Vedic culture in parts of India. The actual origins of the Indus Valley people is still being debated by historians.

In addition to animals, the Indus Valley people worshipped a mother-goddess and father-god. Parallels to this theology exist in other nearby Bronze Age civilizations as well.

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