India is a huge country with a very long and ancient heritage. Yet we know far less about ancient India then we do of the other ancient civilizations. More is being learned and discovered all the time. Let's look at what we do know about three of the ancient Indian civilizations.
Daily Life in Ancient India for Kids
Somewhere around the same time as the ancient Egyptians, there was a huge powerful civilization in the Indus Valley. We don't know much about them. We do know that they built planned cities with straight streets and used bricks to build homes. They had running water and the women used cosmetics. What a wonderful civilization.
The Aryans swept into from the north. They had horses and were a conquering people. They conquered the Indus Valley and much more of India.
About the same time Rome was becoming great, a new civilization was also growing in northern India. It is called today the Gupta Empire. This is called the Golden Age of ancient India.