Detail view of the HARP-excavated platform in Trench 43 with Wheeler's platform to the east (toward the top of the image). Note the mud-brick wall foundations that surround each platform to the east, south, and west (the north walls remain
Harappa, Punjab ancient Indus civilization excavations, figurines, seals and other objects.
Large ladle found with burial pottery in a disturbed burial of the Harappan cemetery. Shell ladles were probably used in special rituals for dispensing sacred liquids such as water or oil.
Excavations of Trench 57, on the west side of Mound E, during 2000 revealed large mud brick platforms or walls with remnants of baked brick drains just below the modern surface. Looking West.
In the rubble were found a number of inscribed pieces, including this intaglio seal, seen here in situ next to one of the radiating mud-brick walls.
A large concentration of straw impressions was found in one part of the floor next to the platform, but there is no evidence of chaff from processing grain as was suggested by earlier excavators (Trench 43).
Baked brick drains and possible doorways were missed by brick robbers in Trench 57 West. The massive mud brick platforms may have served as foundations for houses.
Overview of Trench 57 excavations that were continued in 2001 to reveal massive baked brick wall voids and additional baked brick drains. Looking West.