Which among the following are the features of the Indus towns and cities?

  1. Harappan used bitumen extensively in the construction of houses
  2. The citadel at Harappa is in the form of a parallelogram
  3. Presence of cemeteries outside all the settlements

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [C] 2 & 3 Only

First statement is incorrect because Harappan made houses from baked bricks. A thick layer of bitumen (waterproof tar) was used along the sides of the tank and presumably also beneath the floor of tanks and water wells. Second and Third statements are correct.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module