"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.
Items related to the history of excavations at ancient Indus Civilization sites.
"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.
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
"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: Animal on Burial Jar from Harappa
"A long march preceded our arrival at Haripah, through jangal of the closest description.
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.