20 Facts About Ancient India Part II

In this article, you will encounter a game that you may share a liking to with ancient Indians. Information regarding just how advanced the medical world in ancient India really was is included as well. Some of the medical details just might surprise you”¦

10) During ancient Indian times, chess was a popular pastime.

11) The concept of water harvesting linked to the ancient Indians is thought of as rather sophisticated system. In Saurashtra, the earliest reservoir and dam used for irrigation was constructed here.

12) Sushruta was a respected physician of ancient India, who performed complicated surgeries like cesareans, fractures, and cataracts. He also worked on people, who required artificial limbs and brain surgery. You probably wouldn’t have known it, but Sushruta also conducted procedures like plastic surgery during this time period. The renowned surgeon resided, practiced medicine, and taught pupils along the banks of the Ganga , in a region that is most likely the modern day city of Varanasi , located in North India. He additionally authored a book titled “Sushruta Samhita,” which provided the descriptions of more than 120 surgical instruments, 300 surgical procedures, as well as broke down the classification of human surgery into eight different categories.

13) Ancient India is also known for using anesthesia during its medical processes.

14) Tucked away in the Indus Valley in the western part of India , the Indus Civilization ruled from around 2500 BC to 1700 BC. Most of its region covered a significant part of modern Pakistan. Two important cities to note include Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro, which served as home for 35,000 people when they were in full swing of operation.

15) The inhabitants of the Indus Civilization traded with Sumer. The Sumerians would often refer to the Indus Valley as Meluhha. Indus merchant ships were also sent to islands, such as Tilmun , situated in the Persian Gulf. Trade was also conducted with Mesopotamia and Egypt. The most typical items of trade were pieces of pottery (such as vases) and wood. The ancient Indians would also export excess grains, ivory combs, pearls, and semi-precious stones.

16) The Harrappan civilization was the first group to transform cotton into yarn and then used the substance to make cloth. Cotton was first developed around 2000 BC.

17) Indus Valley farmers cultivated wheat, barley, melons, sesame, and dates. Humped cattle was domesticated at the time , joining buffaloes and short-horn cattle. It is thought that pigs, horses, camels, and donkeys were also domesticated at the time.

18) The ancient days of India were home to tigers, elephants, water buffalo, and rhinos.

19) There is a fascinating script consisting of 400 symbols and pictures that have not been decoded as of yet. The absence of widespread inscriptions or written documents has shrouded the ancient civilization in mystery.

20) The land of the ancient Indian civilization was actually covered with vast forests.