A bathing platform in UM area with blocked up doorway leading into the room. The brick floor was made with carefully fitted flat paved bricks and a smaller catchment drain along the side of the platform.
Images of and objects from the ancient Indus city of Mohenjo-daro, Sindh.
Many drains from upper buildings were directed to the street through enclosed channels or terracotta pipes. The pipes were made using multiple telescoping segments that fit snugly with the next segment.
Miniature mask from Mohenjo-daro of bearded horned deity. The face is made from a mold and thumb impressions from pressing the clay are visible on the back. The mouth is somber and the long almond shaped eyes are open.
A small drain leads from the well and finely fitted brick floor of the dyer's workshop to a covered drain at the edge of the street.
Many of the buildings at Mohenjo-daro had two or more stories. Water from the roof and upper storey bathrooms was carried through enclosed terracotta pipes or open chutes that emptied out onto the street, such as this one on a house in DK-G Area.
The UM excavations conducted by Dr. G. F. Dales in 1964-65 exposed a massive mud brick platform on top of which were built numerous brick buildings separated by narrow lanes.
The UM excavations conducted by Dr. G. F. Dales in 1964-65 exposed a massive mud brick platform that was used to raise a group of brick buildings several meters above the street level which was seen in the foreground.
A large section of the mud brick platform in the UM Area was removed to be sure that it was not concealing other brick structures.
Empty spaces and alleyways in large cities like Mohenjo-Daro were used to dispose of trash and occasional unwanted bodies.