Excavated by the Harappa Archaeological Research Project in 1993, this large corbelled drain was built in the middle of an abandoned gateway at Harappa to dispose of rainwater and sewage.
Harappa, Punjab ancient Indus civilization excavations, figurines, seals and other objects.
Flakes of various shades of agate, carnelian, jasper, chert, and lapis lazuli indicate the range of raw materials being processed in this part of Harappa during the Ravi phase.
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
Early Harappan female figurine holding a bowl in her two hands. The face is painted with bold eyes and a necklace with pendant beads is painted at the throat.
Excavation of one buttress  shows how the silt and garbage from the street spilled into the hollow area from the outside of the "granary", eventually blocking it entirely.
This excerpt refers to mound F excavations in Extension Ab. "Another trial trench which had to be cut through a thick layer of earth and debris revealed a huge mass of broken earthen vessels of different shapes and designs varying in size from small
A small fraction of Harappa has actually been excavated. Most of the site is untouched by the archaeologists tools. It may be that future non-invasive techniques like ground penetrating radar help us map out what remains under the soil.
This carnelian bead has been artificially colored with white lines and circles using a special bleaching technique developed by the ancient Harappans.
The female figurine usually holds the infant's head to her breast with one or both arms encircling the infant. Approximate dimensions (W x H x D): 3.2 x 8.4 x 1.9 cm.