The main street running north south along the east edge of the Great Bath ends with this unique brick platform. The hollow sockets would have held wooden beams that may have formed a gate or traffic control device.
Ancient Indus civilization streets.
The doors of later buildings can be seen in the upper levels of the wall to the left. The gradual tapering of the walls in the far right was an intentional architectural feature to avoid collapse of the upper floors.
Looking north along First Street. The area to the left has been fully excavated and the area to the right is unexcavated. Later street levels are seen in the background.
Oxcarts could not reach many of the urban neighborhoods. Pack animals and pedestrians could have used this narrow lane.
The small lane at the left side of the photograph was called Dead Man's Lane because of the discovery of a single skeleton where the wall juts out into the lane. The large street running north south is First Street.
Many large covered drains were constructed with corbelled arches. These drains ran beneath streets and lanes and were large enough for workmen to enter and clear any obstructions.
Looking south along Street 3, which runs parallel to First Street in HR area. Agricultural fields and scrub jungle south of the site are visible in the distance.