J. Mark Kenoyer sitting in the right foreground takes notes during excavations at the southwest corner of the "granary" (Trench 1SW). The baked brick revetment of the "granary" platform is in the foreground, the southernmost baked brick wall of the
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.
In the upper levels of , a small baked brick structure with sump pots was found. This structure, possibly a latrine, is on the northern margin of a major east-west street that ran along the southern edge of the "granary" area.
Excavations in 1997 at the southeast corner of the "granary" area were undertaken to recover a full sequence of pottery, architectural features, and inscribed objects.
Overview of the "granary" area looking towards the southeast. The walls have been partly restored for conservation purposes by the Department of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Pakistan.
Plan view of the so-called "granary" or "parallel-wall structure" on Mound F at Harappa indicating areas of HARP excavations conducted in 1997 and 1999. Note that the structural remains surrounding the "granary" are, for the most part, later than the
Limited excavations in the granary area at Harappa starting in 1997 (Trench 41 area) and 1999 have begun a new examination of this important building, first excavated in the 1920s.
The so-called "granary" of Harappa is found on Mound F. It is a brick structure that was built on a massive brick foundation over 45 meters north south and 45 meters east-west.