The dominant sight at Lothal is the massive dockyard which has helped make this place so important to international archaeology.
Excavated Ancient Indus Civilization platforms.
Between Mound AB and Mound F are a number of mysterious circular platforms, originally inside houses and small courtyards.
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."
Close shot of re-constructed platform. The white is salt creeping up from the ground, a problem in many areas of the site.
Section through the northwestern portion of the "granary" platform directly below the baked brick "granary" walls (Trench 1NW). Similarity of composition of the mud-bricks in the northwestern, southwestern, and southeastern parts of the "granary"
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.
Clearing outside the southeast corner of the "granary" revealed the underlying mud-brick platform and the top of the baked brick revetment.
To the south of the "granary" or "great hall" at Harappa is an area with numerous circular working platforms that were built inside small rooms or courtyards. These circular working platforms may have been used for husking grain.