"Mound F is the northernmost mound on the site, and measures roughly 780' from north to south by 970', from east to west. At the time of General Cunningham’s visit the height of this mound was 2.5 to 30 feet above the surrounding land, and it is still about the same."
"The mound was covered with potsherds and brick bats, but no brick foundations were visible anywhere that might have served as a starting point." - Daya Ram Sahni, Annual Progress Report of the Archaeological Survey [of India], Hindu and Buddhist
"It was therefore decided to carry a trench wide and long enough to lay bare the general lie of the remains hidden in it. A plan and section of this trench will be published in a special article and will show the nature of the structural remains exposed."
"It was at this point that the large earthen jar (No. A 233 of the list and photo. No. 2741) came to light. The contents of this vessel were a number of domestic earthenware utensils, a stone chess figure, etc." - Daya Ram Sahni, Annual Progress
"The pottery found at Harappa is of the light red or brown colour, excepting some specimens which are black. The latter colour is produced by the application of a variety of earth after it has been fired once."
"Objects used for games are not many. Those that may be said to be unmistakable are balls and marbles in stone, shell, faience and pottery; dice of the same materials except shell; and some gamesmen of tetrahedral or chessman shape, the latter hardly distinguishable from baetyls."
It is appropriate that – besides broken seals – among the very first objects that the ancient Indus people represented themselves through four thousand years later were toys.