[Original 1931 text] "The treatment of the red stone torso could hardly be simpler or more direct.
Sir John Marshall was a prominent British archaeologist and scholar who focused on the archaeology India and the Indus Valley site - Mohenjo-daro.
[Original 1931 text] "The Great Bath, which I have reserved to the last, was part of what appears to have been a vast hydropathic establishment and the most imposing of all the remains unearthed at Mohenjo-daro." (Marshall, Vol. I, p. 24)
Photographed between 1922-27 and published in Sir John Marshall, Mohenjo-daro and The Indus Civilization (1931)
[Original 1931 text] "The flint implements found at Mohenjo-daro are of the simplest description, most of them being long flakes that were probably used for cutting up meat and for other household purposes.
[Original 1931 text] "The three-headed beast on seal 382 appears to be a composite of three animals. The heads and horns seem to be those of antelopes and the body of a unicorn. The heads have been joined to the body very carefully.
Iravatham Mahadevan believes that the terminal sign used here is actually a combination of two signs. The bottom part (figure carrying) denotes a bearer of office.
These are the five most common terminal signs on the Indus Valley seals according to Iravatham Mahadevan's analysis (1982:316).
The first sign (from the left), the most common in the Indus script (10% of all known signs), is read by him as denoting a
One of the longer inscriptions made from a seal found during Mackay's excavations between 1927-1931 in Mohenjo-daro (D.K.
The unicorn always has this object in front of it. There are at least five theories about this object. Mackay and Marshall thought it was the feeding trough or "manger" still seen in Sindh today.