The Indus River

Did you know that the Indus River is one of the longest rivers in Asia? The river’s sources are in Tibet and India, and it flows through Pakistan to its delta. In ancient times, people living along the Indus River did not have computers or electricity. But they did build a great civilization. The river helped them do this.

Some 4,500 years ago, people living near the Indus River in present-day Pakistan built the city of Mohenjo-daro. This well-planned city had many amazing buildings and spaces. One of the most interesting is called the Great Bath. It was a pool about half the size of a basketball court. It was made of brick. Water for the pool came from a well fed by the Indus River. The pool may have been used for some kind of religious ceremony.