Trench B Western Extension SP 3462

Looking from the northeast to the southwest, this photo shows the plinths left from the excavation of this area. The reason for not excavating these large sections may be due to the fact that there were traces of walls at the uppermost levels. Later excavations of the highest plinth were conducted by the Harappa Archaeological Research Project in 1996 and discovered the famous bead pot buried in a Late Harappan room at the very top of this area. This area also provided an important charcoal sample that helped date the Late Harappan period to around 1700 BCE.

- Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, 2023.

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[Original photo caption] Harappan Excavations 1923-24

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