[Original 1931 text] "Houses XXV and XXVI are built on the foundations of a large structure of the Intermediate I Period, of which onoy the back or west wall has been exposed. House XXV faces towards the south and like No.
Ancient Indus civilization houses.
The proximity of the seat of power to the warehouse may have ensured that the ruler and his entourage could inspect stocks easily. An ivory workshop in the acropolis suggests that elephants may have been domesticated to produce the raw material.
The rooms of the upper town were obviously built for upper classes. They had private pathed brick baths and a remarkable network of drains and cesspools.
Near the warehouse, also on a high plinth, is the upper town or acropolis which spans 128 by 61 meters and has extensive drainage systems.
A long wharf connected the dockyard to the main warehouse, which was located on a plinth some 3.5 meters above the ground.
This area in Mound AB, excavated in the 1920's revealed large houses thought to have belonged to upper class members of ancient Indus society.
Mackay speculates on the owner of this building in Block 22, which may have looked something like this sketch by him of another Indus home (p. 154):
I am inclined to think that this building was the house of some rich personage, for it is very