This courtyard of a modern house in Harappa town, has an upper level in front of the house that is plastered and has a small entryway that can be blocked to keep out animals. Drinking water is kept in earthenware pots on a wooden stand.
In the modern town of Harappa, a covered drain built along the outside of a house takes sewage water from a second storey latrine and bathroom to the street level drain without splashing people passing by on the street.
Although long distance travel on the Indus River is no longer feasible due to the construction of barrages and dams, local trade of firewood and other daily necessities is still moved up and down or across the river.
Flat bottomed ferry boats are used even today to help travelers cross the Indus River near Mohenjo-daro.
These rooms of a house are located at the edge of the area excavated by Dr. G. F. Dales in 1964 (UM Area). The room has a nodule floor fill and clearly defined fired brick walls.
Empty spaces and alleyways in large cities like Mohenjo-Daro were used to dispose of trash and occasional unwanted bodies.