Archaeologists tell us that the cradle of civilization consisted of four great river valleys –­ the Nile, the Yellow River, the Tigris-Euphrates and the Indus. We've all heard about the Nile and know of its monumental contribution to Egyptian civilizations, past and present. Likewise, the Yellow River and the Tigris-Euphrates score many historical mentions.

Alas, we have not been able to decipher the language of the Indus valley civilization of 3000 to 1500 BC, leaving it the least documented of all of these important, historical rivers. On http://members.aol.com/Donnclass/Indialife.html#INDUS, Lin and Don Donn provide a unique perspective on the Indus Valley civilization. on their Web site, they feature the following information: We know very little about the civilization that resided on the banks of the Indus, but what we do know is beguiling.

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