The Aryans were a nomadic people.
They probably came from central Asia and entered the Indus Valley through
the passes - through the Hindu Kush Mountains which includes the famous Khyber
They brought with
them their herds and way of life. They also brought horses and
chariots into the Indus Valley. They did not have a central
government, instead being ruled by their warrior class, who were called
During the Aryan
times there was constant warfare as they fought other tribes, and even
themselves. Raiding and fighting was their normal way of
While there is very
little physical evidence of the Aryans, we have something almost as
good. The Aryans had a great oral history that they told in song and
story. These songs have come down to us and tell us quite a lot
about the Aryans.