An early metropolis

Print edition : April 17, 2015

The eroded mounds show the mud bricks with which the entire Harappan township of Kalibangan was built. Photo: S. Subramanium

The excavated mounds with a visible terracotta drainpipe at Kalibangan. Photo: S. Subramanium

A terracota toy cart now on display at the site museum in Kalibangan, about 25 km from Suratgarh town in Rajasthan. Photo: S. Subramanium

Kalibangan's site plan showing where the citadel, the middle town, and other areas were situated. Photo: S. Subramanium

A bar seal found in one of the trenches at Kalibangan, an Early and Mature Harappan site. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

Kalibangan, an important Harappan site belonging to the early and mature periods, was excavated between 1961 and 1969.
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