- from Ancient India
The first Indus Valley cities faded around 1500 B.C. But then came a group of people known as the Vedic Aryans. They crossed into India through the Hindu Kush Mountains.
Their migration took hundreds of years. The Aryans first came into the Indus Valley. But they weren’t like the earlier peoples who settled by that river. They didn’t live in cities. They were nomadic herders, moving from place to place to find grass for their cattle. They were fierce fighters who had bronze weapons. They crushed rivals easily.
Over time, the Vedic Aryans stopped wandering. They settled in the valley of the Ganges River, in northern India. Aryan society vanished a long time ago. But its traditions and beliefs left their mark on Indian culture and life. The Indian social system has its roots in ancient Aryan ways. So does Hinduism, a major religion in the world.