Close shot of re-constructed platform. The white is salt creeping up from the ground, a problem in many areas of the site.
Slides of the mounds in Harappa and other archaeological sites in the Indus Valley by Omar Khan
These platforms are often called workmen's platforms, and were first thought to have been used to thresh grain for what was also thought to have been the nearby "Great Granary."
Between Mound AB and Mound F are a number of mysterious circular platforms, originally inside houses and small courtyards.
The foreground well is only one of eight wells, public and private, that have thus far been discovered at Harappa. Most of the water used by the population probably came from the adjacent Ravi River.
The central area of Mound A/AB was continuosly rebuilt in ancient times. Behind the curved wall is a well and below it what may have been a public bathing area.