Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Warehouse, Lothal

On the eastern flank of ancient civilisation that is nearly 4000 years old town Lothal the architects of the town had created dockyard and a warehouse to support naval trade.



The warehouse was built close to the dockyard on a plinth of mud bricks approximately 11 ft high. A long wharf connected the dockyard to the main warehouse.



This was the place where goods were checked and stored. It was divided into 64 rooms of around 3.5 square meters each, connected by 1.2 meter wide passages.



Only 12 of these cubical blocks have survived test of time.

16 comments:

Light and Voices said...

Amazing ... thanks for posting these interesting facts and photos.
JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

I have read about Lothal. Thank you for sharing the pictures.

rupam sarma said...

Amazing

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Amazing, very nice images!

AJEYA RAO said...

Interesting. Your explorations are rare.

villa said...

Bonito y informativo reportaje.

Saludos desde Salamanca.

Al said...

It's strange to think of this place bustling with merchants.

Felicia said...

a very interesting building.

Bushra Muzaffar said...

A rare slice of history. This place must have been bustling with trading activities once.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Very informative... nice pictures...

Lux G. said...

Ruins never cease to amaze me. Such story behind it.

Christine said...

Fascinating look at history!

aboutalwar said...

Fantastically captured photos of Warehouse Lothal. I have only read about it in my history books, but I saw it today actually. Great post! Thanks a lot for sharing ☺

Thomas Lee said...

Wow! that's a very long time ago

My Unfinished Life said...

fascinating!!!

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Kathe W. said...

amazing that some still exists after all this time!