"In order to trace some more walls of the two blocks of the Great Granary Mr. Sahni made a few stray extensions about the centre of Trench A both towards the east and west.
"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.
This is a photograph of the same area as in Slide 7, Trench A (e) (Vats 1947, Plate IX), but taken from the northeastern edge of the trench looking north.
This photograph of a jar illustrated in the center of Trench A(e) (Vats 1947, Plate IX), shows the base of a large jar that was probably used as a latrine.
"Balls in terracotta, stone, shell, and faience have been found universally at Harappa, those in terracotta being recovered in specially large numbers."
"Four other trial trenches were dug in site F in places which appeared most favourable for examination.
"This object is actually part of a composite figurine of a gharial, the narrow snouted crocodile that used to live in the local rivers and ox-bow lakes. The animal is commonly depicted on terracotta and steatite tablets and on intaglio seals.