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.
Harappa Mound AB Related Slides. Mound AB is apparently the oldest and was the first Mound at Harappa to be excavated.
Harappa Mound AB, Trench 39N, showing the Kot Diji phase (Period 2, ca. 2800-2600 BC) and later levels during excavation.
Daya Ram Sahni continues his narrative after the ringstone discussion on the Mound AB excavations: "The floor level of the building referred to above was reached at the depth of about thirteen feet below the surface of the mound.
Plan view of Trench 39N Kot Diji phase levels (Period 2: 2800-2600 BC) with locations noted for major finds: sealing, elephant seal, inscribed sherds, limestone weight. This area appears to have been a street running between mud-brick structures.
"A second trench was started in the western portion of this mound, but I was so completely bewildered by the enormous accumulations of earth that had to be cleared away that it appeared futile to continue it at the present stage." At this point Sahni
Excavations in 1996 revealed two Period 2 small kilns for making figurines and bangles, as well as preserved floors with Kot Diji style pottery, beads, and figurines
Overview of Harappa Mound AB, Trench 39N, showing the Kot Diji phase levels in the foreground and the Harappa phase levels above, beginning with a baked brick drain (on the far left) and ending with the brick wall that can be seen just behind and
North end of Harappa Mound AB, looking down on the Kot Diji phase levels from the heights above the Harappa phase baked brick wall (on the right) that has been covered with protective plaster for conservation.
Top of the northern end of Harappa Mound AB. Brick robbing has removed all of the large walls of substantial Harappa phase buildings, leaving the massive void visible on the right.