There are no answers to the purpose of this structure; current speculation suggests it may have been a palace for a ruler or a ruling group, or perhaps even a building for priests such as the later Buddhist monasteries.
Ancient Indus Civilization "granary" excavations and materials. Note that the earlier interpretation of these constructions are Harappa and Mohenjo-daro in particular are not thought of as granaries by modern archaeologists; their purpose remains unclear.
Individual rooms are 15 by 6 meters long, and have sleeper walls for airspace between them. At each end of the rooms are three raised platforms.
No grain, storage containers or clay sealings such as would have been attached to goods for shipment were found in the so-called "Granaries" of Harappa or Mohenjo-daro.
The so-called "Great Granary" in Mound F. Its earliest levels date to 2450 B.C. A similar structure, also about 50 meters long and built on a massive brick or mud-brick platform, was found at Mohenjo-daro.
Looking from the top of the granary towards the remains of two wells and the wall that were constructed in the area to the north of the structure. The drain from the great bath would have run along the modern pathway.
The eroding wells and a wall built up against the granary show that much of the area to the north of the granary was filled with debris and later buildings.
Built on top of a tapered brick platform, this building had a solid brick foundation that extended for 50 meters east west and 27 meters north south.
This drain cuts through the edge of the so-called granary. If the entire drain were constructed along with the Great Bath, this feature would indicate that the original "granary" was built before the great bath.
The great bath surrounded by a brick colonnade, measures approximately 12 meters north-south and 7 meters wide, with a maximum depth of 2.4 meters.