The old part of the city of Sehwan, Sindh, is built on a high mound of the earlier buried city, much like ancient Mohenjo-daro. A neighborhood well is located alongside the street that has an open drain. A private courtyard is shaded by a date palm.
Modern views of ancient Indus Valley sites.
The bathing areas and walled latrine are located on the interior edge of the courtyard that touches the street. The drain from the bathinga area runs through the wall and falls directly into the street drain.
This courtyard of a modern house in Harappa town, has an upper level in front of the house that is plastered and has a small entryway that can be blocked to keep out animals. Drinking water is kept in earthenware pots on a wooden stand.
In the modern town of Harappa, a covered drain built along the outside of a house takes sewage water from a second storey latrine and bathroom to the street level drain without splashing people passing by on the street.
Although long distance travel on the Indus River is no longer feasible due to the construction of barrages and dams, local trade of firewood and other daily necessities is still moved up and down or across the river.
Flat bottomed ferry boats are used even today to help travelers cross the Indus River near Mohenjo-daro.
These two local boys decided to hang out in the ancient city after delivering a pot of milk to their father who is one of the site watchmen. The distinctive decorated hat worn by the older boy is worn throughout Sindh province in Pakistan.
Rice fields almost ready for the fall (kharif) harvest reach to the edges of the Indus River near Mohenjo-daro.