Pillar members in their original place in the Castle, Harappan period (c.
"The whole district was known as Kar Karez and the track eventually took us through a village called Mundigak, the name Jean-Marie had borrowed for the mound.
One of the most exciting developments in recent times has been new chronologies of Mundigak, interesting because they put the palace and head in this picture before the height of the ancient Indus civilization.
Two pillars associated with some type of entrance. It resembles a pillar shaped structure that is neatly polished. Two pillars could be a form of entry into a town, temple or a place of significance.
A decade later, after excavating the pre-Indus site of Amri in Sindh, Jean-Marie Casal published the book La Civilisation d l'Indus et ses enigmes [The Indus Civilization and its Puzzles] (1969). In the section Mundigak becomes a small town he wrote:
"We must therefore consider the ‘ramparts’ as monumental structures in much the same way as the ‘palace’ and ‘temple’ are, part of an overall monumentalisation of Mundigak that marks Period IV.
A set of three rectangular basal slabs used to support the pillar column and mud bricks. The image shows finely crafted pillar base on which the composite pillar members were placed in order.
Top view of the rectangular basal slab with robust locking mechanism. Entire pillars rested on these superstructures [?]. These were used as a mounting point for side walls of chambers and to provide support to the roof structure.
"Two massive mud brick stepped buildings of the mid 3rd millennium BC were actually excavated, one at Tureng Tepe in the Gorgan plain (north-eastern Iran, Deshayes 1997) and a better preserved one at Mundigak in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan