Harappa Mound AB Related Slides. Mound AB is apparently the oldest and was the first Mound at Harappa to be excavated.
Overview of the north-south oriented brick wall (Feature 50) and doorway of the large Harappan building in Trench 39N. Note the earlier drain that runs east-west underneath the wall.
The brick wall may have been the foundation for a wooden superstructure and the white tags show where wooden posts were fixed. The doorway and threshold are located on the right side of the photograph above the scale.
Plan view of Trench 39N Harappa phase levels with locations noted for some finds including the ring stones, terracotta beads, and sandstone beads. The baked brick drain (Feature 8) probably dates to sometime in Period 3B (ca.
The original excavated structure here is being buried beneath a protective layer made from salvaged ancient Harappan bricks. A distinct layer of modern clay and straw plaster separates the original building from the reconstruction.
Overview of Trench 39 North, looking at the Harappan and Late Harappan Period levels. The brick wall is part of a large building that was constructed with wooden beams and columns.
The reconstructed brick wall is covered each year with a protective coating of clay and straw plaster. The original structure and unexcavated levels remain safely buried beneath a layer of bricks and back dirt.
Beneath the Late Harappan wall in Trench 38 is a large globular pot covered with an inverted bottle shaped vessel that was used as a lid. This and the other small bowl protruding from the section were set in the floor of a room earlier than the wall.