The aromatic cedar or deodar growing in Chitral valley is still used to make houses and coffins, following a tradition that dates back to the first Indus cities.
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J. Mark Kenoyer sitting in the right foreground takes notes during excavations at the southwest corner of the "granary" (Trench 1SW). The baked brick revetment of the "granary" platform is in the foreground, the southernmost baked brick wall of the
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
On Ground: K. Bhardwaj, A. Wajid, M. R. Deo, Mr. A.M. Qwazalbash, Mr. K.N. Lal, K.K. Gupta, R. Ullah, A.K. Dixit. On Chairs: Mr. S.K. Hussain, Mr. H. N. Chaudhary, Mr. V. L. Shreevastava, Mr. Chedi Mishra, Mr. N.S. Rama Rao, Mr. R.V. Phansalker, Mr.
The eroded edges of the "citadel" mounds are covered with red brick dust and pottery, with traces of lighter mud brick revealing the underlying platforms that form the foundations of the uppermost buildings.
After the mist has cleared, the Indus River is clearly visible from the top of the "citadel" mound. The two small rectangular huts are used to contain conservation equipment needed to maintain the site.
Seals were used to make a sealing, or positive imprint, like this modern resin one made from the original seal. Sealings were used in ancient times for trade.