Photograph of gateway excavations, 1995. A series of side rooms were also excavated along the eastem edge of the gateway in 1995. The latest phase of construction also included a large east-west oriented doorway leading through the eastem edge of the
Harappa, Punjab ancient Indus civilization excavations, figurines, seals and other objects.
"In order to trace some more walls of the two blocks of the Great Granary Mr. Sahni made a few stray extensions about the centre of Trench A both towards the east and west.
Excavations on Mound AB in 1998 began with the clearance of surface debris to expose the many habitation levels, beginning with natural soil in the lower foreground.
J. Mark Kenoyer sitting in the right foreground takes notes during excavations at the southwest corner of the "granary" (Trench 1SW). The baked brick revetment of the "granary" platform is in the foreground, the southernmost baked brick wall of the
"Objects used for games are not many. Those that may be said to be unmistakable are balls and marbles in stone, shell, faience and pottery; dice of the same materials except shell; and some gamesmen of tetrahedral or chessman shape, the latter hardly distinguishable from baetyls."
This is a photograph of the same area as in Slide 7, Trench A (e) (Vats 1947, Plate IX), but taken from the northeastern edge of the trench looking north.
It is appropriate that – besides broken seals – among the very first objects that the ancient Indus people represented themselves through four thousand years later were toys.
Some of the female figurines are very ornate with elaborate headdresses, chokers and/or necklaces, and decorated multiple-strand belts.
The cross section of the Ravi phase pit shows multiple episodes of filling and plastering. The contents were collected for flotation, which recovered seeds of barley and wheat as well as some charred wood.