Item Details

Indus [electronic resource]: Unvoiced Civilization

Mico/NHK Enterprises
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Shrouded in mystery, the details of the Indus Valley civilization are slowly being extracted from the archaeological record. In this program, Richard Meadow, of Harvard University; R. S. Bisht, of the Archaeological Survey of India; linguist Asko H. S. Parpola; and other experts investigate the language, customs, and beliefs of the inhabitants of Mohenjo-daro, Harappa, Dholavira, and Kalibangan. Satellite photos, maps, relics, and an extraordinary 3-D computer re-creation of Dholavira and its water management system shed light on topics including the enigmatic Sarasvati River and Indus Valley links to Bahrain and faraway Mesopotamia.
Release Date
2005
Run Time
59 min.
Language
English
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 12, 2005.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Unvoiced civilization
Series
Messages From the Past: Reassessing Ancient Civilizations
Messages From the Past
Contents
  • Mohenjo-daro (2:33)
  • The Mysterious Indus (3:21)
  • Archaeologists Excavate Dholavira (3:52)
  • Bisht Explores Dholavira's Ruins (3:15)
  • Dholavira's Reservoir System (2:51)
  • Search for the Ghaggar Hakra (4:08)
  • Ghaggar Hakra Runs Underground (3:29)
  • The Importance of Water in Dholavira (3:42)
  • Modern Society Linked to the Past (4:35)
  • Indus Artifacts (3:23)
  • Ancient Characters Discovered (4:16)
  • Deciphering Dholavira's Symbols (2:38)
  • Dholavira's Flair for Fashion Jewelry (2:39)
  • The Saar Burial Mounds in Bahrain (4:08)
  • Bahrain Connects Two Civilizations (2:57)
  • Lack of Water Leads to Indus' Demise (4:30)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c2000.
Publisher no.
  • 11652s Films Media Group
  • 11655 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (59 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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