Decorated terra cotta cones are found at both Mohenjo-daro and Harappa, but no one knows what they may have been used for. Some scholars suggest that they were hung on a string as a plumb-bob for use by masons and carpenters.
Images of and objects from the ancient Indus city of Mohenjo-daro, Sindh.
Some houses had small staircases leading to a second story or to a platform for pouring water into a bathing area.
The box of 60 or so Mohenjo-daro photographs in Wheeler's possession included two lists of images, Photographs of the Antiquities of Mohenjo-daro (1950). Unfortunately, the photograph numbers and those on these lists do not coincide, indeed the lists
Terra cotta nodules and cakes of different shapes are common at most Indus sites. These objects appear to have been used in many different ways depending on their shape and size. The flat triangular and circular shaped cakes may have been heated and
The doors of later buildings can be seen in the upper levels of the wall to the left. The gradual tapering of the walls in the far right was an intentional architectural feature to avoid collapse of the upper floors.
The main street running north south along the east edge of the Great Bath ends with this unique brick platform. The hollow sockets would have held wooden beams that may have formed a gate or traffic control device.
Looking south along the street to the east of the Great Bath. In the foreground is a unique brick platform with hollow sockets used to place upright beams that may have formed a gate or traffic control device.