The ancient Indus port of Lothal as envisaged by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Photograph of gateway excavations, 1995.
A series of side rooms were also excavated along the eastem edge of the gateway in 1995. The latest phase of construction also included a large east-west oriented doorway leading through the eastem edge of the
The overall gateway structure, including the street and side drains is bonded at either edge (east and west) by massive mud brick bastions, representing the Mound E and Mound ET perimeter walls.
The structures located at the southeastern corner of Mound E consists of a complex of massive baked brick/mud brick walls and baked brick drain complex.
Using interpretations presented in Meadow and others (1995), a reconstruction of the bastion/gateway area was completed in EarthVision. The computer reconstructions were based on an artistic rendering completed by HARP archaeologists.
The gateway area is located at the southeast corner of Mound E and is part of a mudbrick perimeter wall that was first recognized in 1990. The bastion area consists of a Period 3B (2450-2200 B.C.) wall built upon a Period 3A (2600-2450 B.C.) wall,