The lid on the left – "shaped like a vase" – shows how varied these objects interpreted as covers could be, including the complex "dish cover" on the right. Sahni concluded, of which these objects fall into the first category: "The excavations were
Next to the excavations on Trench A, Mound F, in 1921 Sahni also cut into Mound AB, under the remnants of a mosque that once stood on top of the mound and the tomb of a holy man which still stands and is visited today. "Of the mound marked A, B, C in
"The excavation of the mounds F and A and B was commenced in the beginning, of January 1921, and continued up to the middle of February. The operations were carried on under my personal supervision . . ." wrote Sahni (p.
"My operations did, indeed, reveal portions of a large brick building, but unfortunately they were found to have been so badly hacked about by brick diggers that it is well nigh impossible to determine its real nature or date, Plate VIII, Photo.
"Most of these fragments were, however, easily identified as parts of the undulating rings, three complete specimens of which are lying on the site.
Daya Ram Sahni continues his narrative after the ringstone discussion on the Mound AB excavations: "The floor level of the building referred to above was reached at the depth of about thirteen feet below the surface of the mound.
"A second trench was started in the western portion of this mound, but I was so completely bewildered by the enormous accumulations of earth that had to be cleared away that it appeared futile to continue it at the present stage." At this point Sahni
Daya Ram Sahni found objects he quickly called "inkpot[s] of the shape used in old type Pathsalaif and maktabs to this day" (p. 13). One of these was found in Trench C – "No. C. 2 has three holes in the mouth for the string" (p.