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Mohenjo-daro: Mural showing reconstructions and imaginary scene of boat loading, Mohenjo-daro, Museum

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Mohenjo-daro: Mural showing reconstructions and imaginary scene of boat loading, Mohenjo-daro, Museum
Author(s): Herbert E, Budek Films and mounted transparencys, Santa Barbara, California
Keywords: Indus Valley Civilization
archaeology
Mohenjo-Daro
mounted transparency set
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: We can get an excellent idea of what one of the main city-gates would have looked like in ancient times from this reconstruction drawing also showing the moat which surrounded the city proper outside the walls, In building their city directly in contact with the river, the early Indians solved the problem of trade between neighboring settlements and exerted a fair degree of control over incoming traffic as well, The river served as both vehicle and utility for the Indus people, Their remarkable drainage system would have been impossible without so convenient a source, Apparently, the people at Mohenjo-daro did not go as far with their docking facilities as some other minor cities along the Indus Valley, At Lothal, for example, a harbour-like lock approximately 710 feet long and 124 to 116 feet wide was built near the eastern embankment of the river on which bordered the town, At high tide the boats could enter the lock and unload cargo or take on goods while a subsequent spill channel on the other side of the lock slowly let out excess water,
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/162822
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-37

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