1. Why do you think the Indus Valley was such a thriving civilization?
Indus valley was such a successful civilization because they have a lot of resources and natural barriers around them. Such as mountains, oceans, rivers, highlands, dessert and more. They could have survive for many years because they had knowledge of using their resources and natural barriers to survive. Example would be farming on the mountain or the land, taking milk from a cow in the mountain, and drinking water and showering from the river.
2. What would the temperature and climate be like in the Indus Valley?
The cities of Indus Valley near the highland and mountain Himalaya would be windy and cold. but the cities near the ocean and dessert would be hot and sunny. But all the cities would be great for the people to live.
3. What latitude is it located on?
Tropic of Cancer (25˚ north) (180˚East)
4. What is another country that shares a similar latitude, but on the other side of the world?
Mexico, Sudan, Vietnam and Burma
5. In what ways was the Indus Valley protected?
They were protected by the natural barriers around them. Such as Highlands, mountains, desert and oceans.
THE DIARY OF COMMANDER TANG TOU FENG
My name is Tang Tou Feng. I’ve got an order from my emperor, Liang Zheng Kuai. An order to invade an Indus Valley. I am deciding to go through mountain Himalaya and River. My emperor gave me the army of 50,000 men and some big war machines. I have lots of weapons and tools. I also have some woods to make boats in the future. WE are now ready to invade this Indus Valley!
During the way to Mt.Himalaya, we met 3 white tigers until now. Its going to be rough and we will meet some more wild animals but we can’t stop because of these wild animals. We lost 20 men to kill 3 white tigers.
Finally, We can see the Mt.Himalaya. Its already dark and cold, so we decided to set a camp near Mt.Himalaya. The temperature is estimated about 10˚C. Some soliders are freezing to death. I dont think they will be able to get use of Himalaya’s temperature for days.
We are now ready to go to Mt.Himalaya. We have all of our equipments and weapons set. We are now walking toward the Mt.Himalaya. It’s extremely cold and the blizzard is flying toward us. Many soldiers lost their lives in the Mt.Himalaya.
We still have the army of 45,000. 5,000 people were fronzen to death. We can’t stop right here. Our hearts are burning, full of excitements we will feel in the future. The excitement when we will invade the Indus Valley.
We are still walking toward the river from Mt.Himalaya. We lost 1/5 of our men until now. We also lost 1/5 of our food. It was frozen and rotten. But for goodness sake, we didn’t lost any of our weapons.
We now can see the river. It is located far away from where we are but we still can see it. We found a HOPE to get out of this Mt.Himalaya. Who said this mountain was cold?, I fill warm right now, because my respectful men’s spirits are really energetic and we won’t lose this spirit until the end of this plan.
Finally out of the Mt.Himalaya with the sacrifice of 12,000 men and 2/5 of our food storage. Also lost one of the war machine.
We started to make a big raft so that we can make an entrance without any sacrifice of our men and food.
The rafts were ready. But there were some problems. ‘War machines were too big for the rafts to hold it’. So we had to give up using these war machines but we made a plan. The plan was to incentive the enemies until the front of the war machine and fight them with these.
2.9/5 men rode on the rafts and 0.1/5 were asked to stay with war machines and shoot the enemies when they come towards them. We have all our weapons set. We are now marching into the Indus Valley through this river.
I am on the ride with my comrades around me. It is night and we cant see anything around us. I am writing this diary with a candle next to me. Now it gets me to a question. ‘Will any of the people in the future will discover this diary?’
Thanks goodness sake. We now can see the light far away from us. The light is really small but we are sure that its a light from a village. We couldn’t get through there with a raft so we decided to stop in the position and walk until the village.
We walked for a day, and now we are here, right in front of the village. Weird looking people having chat and fun. Children chasing each other. People were having so much of happy time. It was hard for me to invade them BUT if I think of the sacrifices my men made, these people deserves it, even though they didn’t harm us at all.
Day 66 Night
We now have to attract them until the war machines. We made a loud noise with our voices. The people saw us and used all the equipments and spirit they can, to send us back home. Then, I saw one man taking out an arrow and a bow. He made a fire on his arrow and shot right in front of our men. They were ambushed and they stopped. They had nowhere else to go but to fight them back.
The fight started last night and didn’t stop until now. They were strong, 1/5 of our men are sacrificed. I now have 1.9/5 of our men. And the enemies were about 2 times larger than us. We had no other plan but to run away from them. We started to run for our lives.
I couldn’t write a journal these few days because I was busy running away. Now they are lost. We are resting underneath the tree. We lost the way back home. We lost the way to go back to the war machines. We failed. And I knew that next few weeks will be the last weeks for me to live in this human world.
We tried to find our way back home. But it was not that easy
Now I know that today will be the final day for me to stay alive. We met the soldiers from the Indus Valley. We were facing each other with a silence. But I saw that the amount of the soldiers were as small as our army. So we have hope to win, because our fighting skills are whole lot better than them. But the problem was our starvation.
Without any change, without any big difference, we lost. We had to kneel down to the soldiers of Indus Valley. Then I slightly closed my eyes and prepared to die. I dont know if this journal will be found in the future, but if it does, I want to tell you one thing. Do not try to invade the Indus Valley!