"Jean-Marie [Casal] pointed. 'There in front you see Siah Sang Pass—that is, Black Stone Pass.' "We had turned north towards a line of low, black mountains splashed with one white patch.
Items related to the history of excavations at ancient Indus Civilization sites.
Above: View of Jelalabad [Afghanistan] from the South, Frontispiece to Narrative by Charles Masson (1842) Charles Masson was a deserter from the East India Company's Bengal Artillery.
It was one of 388 unicorn seals found during the excavations in Mohenjo-daro led by the British archaeologist Ernest Mackay between 1927 and 1931. Mackay dated the seal to the late Period IB, or approximately 2,000 B.C
Above: Animal on Burial Jar from Harappa "A long march preceded our arrival at Haripah, through jangal of the closest description.
"Kalat, the capital of Balochistan, and the residence of the khan, is but a small town, seated on the eastern acclivity of a spur from the hill called Shah Mirdan. "It is in form oblong, and surrounded by a crenated wall of mud, chiefly of moderate
Above: Gohar Basta, or Cyclopean Vestige [Baluchistan] Wood Engraving from a drawing by Charles Masson (1842) "The ziarat on the crest of Chehel Tan is one of great veneration among the Brahui tribes, and I may be excused, perhaps, for preserving
"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.