Mound F Trench A (f) from N.E.
Harappa Mound F (the "Granary") related images.
There are no answers to the purpose of this structure; current speculation suggests it may have been a palace for a ruler or a ruling group, or perhaps even a building for priests such as the later Buddhist monasteries.
No grain, storage containers or clay sealings such as would have been attached to goods for shipment were found in the so-called "Granaries" of Harappa or Mohenjo-daro.
The so-called "Great Granary" in Mound F. Its earliest levels date to 2450 B.C. A similar structure, also about 50 meters long and built on a massive brick or mud-brick platform, was found at Mohenjo-daro.
Close shot of re-constructed platform. The white is salt creeping up from the ground, a problem in many areas of the site.
These platforms are often called workmen's platforms, and were first thought to have been used to thresh grain for what was also thought to have been the nearby "Great Granary."