Photographed between 1922-27 and published in Sir John Marshall, Mohenjodaro and The Indus Civilization (1931).
Excavated Ancient Indus Civilization platforms.
The dominant sight at Lothal is the massive dockyard which has helped make this place so important to international archaeology.
Individual rooms are 15 by 6 meters long, and have sleeper walls for airspace between them. At each end of the rooms are three raised platforms.
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."
Between Mound AB and Mound F are a number of mysterious circular platforms, originally inside houses and small courtyards.
Jano Goth (Edith Shahr: B19), Bela: prehistoric site from center to right, platform-house site on the left.