Thursday, May 5, 2016

Lower Town, Lothal

The archaeological remains of the 4000 year old town of Lothal has many interesting structures spread around. The entire area is divided into two primary zones – the upper and the lower town. 



The lower town contained commercial as well as residential area. The arterial streets running from north to south were flanked by rows of shops, residential dwellings and artisan's workshops. 



There are multiple two-roomed shops and workplaces of copper-smiths and blacksmiths.



The remains of the lower town suggest that the area had a bead-making factory. The factory comprised 11 rooms, which included worker's quarters, warehouse and guard rooms, surrounding a courtyard. 



26 comments:

Ranjana's craft blog said...

How nice the architecture was! Thanks for sharing.

NatureFootstep said...

interesting place.

Jim said...

Interesting.
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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'm sure it was an impressive sight in days gone by!

Al said...

Nice shots - that must have been something back it its time.

Lady Fi said...

So much history in those ruins.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Isn't that amazing to think they had streets and a whole town laid out so perfectly so long ago. Were the bead workers slaves? (You mentioned a guard room, so I wondered why that would need to be there).

Linda said...

Looks fascinating!

Margaret Adamson said...

A lonely bird amoung all that stone history. Have a wonderful weekend.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Amazing there is still any of it left!

Jeevan said...

Interesting excavation and well captured images! Liked the bird pic

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Such an intriguing place.

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) How interesting, I like to see ruins of ancient civilizations
and I like that you captures the little bird, that has no knowledge that he sits in a historic site!:)

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

One heck of a place!
Beautiful photos and commentary.
Wish you a Happy Weekend, Rajesh!
Peace :)

Kathe W. said...

what stories these old walls couldtell!

Nora said...

The ruins are so old, so much history. Thanks for sharing these photos. It would be interesting to know more about the lifestyle of that time. Perhaps another posting on it.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The shadow of the bird is ever so delicate.

thehiddenpanorama.com said...

interesting facts to learn about that place

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, 4000 mil anos de historia, as fotos são excelentes.
Boa semana,
AG

ladyfi said...

Nice shots.

edenhills said...

I always find your posts fascinating. Love the history you share with us.

joshidaniel.com said...

cool :)

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Nice and informative...

Aunt Mary said...

Interesting pictures, nice to know about this place :)

AJEYA RAO said...

First time here. Interesting blog

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Absolutely wonderful. Ever considered publishing? You must