Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Upper 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 upper town is located in the south eastern corner of the ancient town and it is separated by other part of town by mud brick wall of 4 meters in height. his area has drains and rows of bathing platforms, that represent a planned layout. Warehouse is also part of the Upper town.



An elaborate sanitary and drainage system, a hallmark of ancient Indus cities, is in evidence everywhere in this part of the town.  Kitchen of upper town with pot furnace.



Kitchens and wells were spread across the upper town.



20 comments:

Jeevan said...

Interesting excavation of towns! Nice capture

Thomas Lee said...

Wow! Delicate brick ruins

Light and Voices said...

Love these ancient town photos.

carol l mckenna said...

amazing history ~ neat photos ~ thanks.

Wishing you a peaceful week ~ ^_^

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice to know more about Lothal.

rupam sarma said...

Wonderful place. Nice photos.
Thanks for sharing.

Ada said...

Interesting!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Very wonderful to those no about that elaborate drainage and sanitary system put in place 4000 years Ago!

Jim said...

Marvellous.
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Lady Fi said...

Lovely shots.

NatureFootstep said...

wonderful that some remains are still there.

Pietro Brosio said...

What a beautiful place, great images!

dhiru guri said...

Interesting place. Hope to make it here someday.

joshidaniel.com said...

great :)

Kathe W. said...

fascinating! Have a lovely day!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I love visiting ruins. Thanks for these shots.

Yogi Saraswat said...

Very interesting !!

magiceye said...

So much of interesting history!

Jai said...

The other day I was teaching my daughter History and I read in her book that there are generally two parts in ancient settlements. There is a citadel situated in higher ground but is less populated and there is a lower area which is highly populated. These ruins are extremely interesting.

Purba Chakraborty said...

Interesting post :)