Category Archives: Inventions

Example of Developed Drainage in Indus Valley

This photograph is an example of developed drainage in Indus Valley civilization.


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Who first made Irrigation Systems ? Canals, culverts etc.

Indus Valley civilisation is credited with developing the science of Hydrology. They also made proper drainage and irrigation canals based on river flow and rainfall. It was a new science developed.

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Who invented the Lighthouse

Lighthouse was invented by ancient Egyptians to direct their ships. Alexandria was a busy port even then.

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Other Inventions Credited to Indus Valley Civilization

Other Inventions Credited to Indus Valley Civilization:

  • Bow drill
  • Furnace
  • Buttons
  • Ruler


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Pics of Levee

This shows how a levee looks like.


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Harappans built levees

Harappan civilization people built “levees” to control floods. It is obvious that Indus river would flood often.

Levees are raised platforms or earthfills.

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How does a Stepwell look like ?

How does a stepwell look like ? This photo shows that stepwells were built with style and architectural elements.


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Pics of Lothal : World’s Oldest Dock


These people are sitting beside the world’s most ancient dock in the city of Lothal.

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Ancient Indians and Dock for Ships

Ancient Indians are also credited with the invention of Docks for ships and boats. This was a remarkable achievement by all standards. The world’s oldest dock is in the city of Lothal in the city of Gujarat, India.

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