Oxcarts could not reach many of the urban neighborhoods. Pack animals and pedestrians could have used this narrow lane.
The DK-G Area of Mohenjo-daro
The original walls in a large building complex referred to as the Chief's house have been repaired and conserved. This view shows part of a large courtyard and the top of a well on the left.
The original walls in a large building complex referred to as the Chief's house have been repaired and conserved. This view shows some reconstructed ground floor rooms and steps leading to a second story room.
Many of the original walls and features of the ancient buildings in DK-G area have been rebuilt and modified through conservation.
This large room or courtyard was filled with a solid mud brick platform that was almost entirely excavated to investigate the underlying room.
As houses were built on top of earlier structures, the windows and doorways were blocked up. Notice the changing alignments as the walls were remodeled.
This view into two small rooms shows tapered walls that were built to support a second floor. Later rooms were built directly on top of these walls because they provided a strong foundation.
This general view of DK-G area shows multiple walls built at different time and two wells that were used up until the last phase of occupation.
One relatively successful low cost techniques used to combat the destructive nature of salts in the fired bricks is to cover the walls with a thick layer of mud and straw plaster and to spray them with clay slurry.