Great Granary of Harappan Civilization

There are many theories regarding the origin of the Harappan Civilisation. While some scholars believe that the civilization came into existence because of the sudden migration of people into the Indus basin, many believe that the Harappan Civilisation was not indigenous. Recent research has shown that the civilization was an extension of local villages. The details of the Great Granary of Harappan Civilization is here


The Great Granary of Harappan Civilization


🌼 Granaries were found at several sites such as Harappa, Lothal, and Mohenjo-Daro. At Mohenjo-Daro, the granary was 45.71 meters in length and 15.23 meters in breadth.

🌼 Two rows of six granaries were found at Harappa. Working floors consisting of rows of circular brick platforms were discovered to the south of the granaries in Harappa. It is believed that it was built for threshing grains as remains of grains of wheat and barley were found in crevices of the floor.

🌼 Near the granaries, two-roomed barracks have been found which might have housed labourers.

🌼 The granary was built on a raised platform to protect it from floods. The Great Bath of Mohenjo-Daro Well-laid drainage system of the Harappan Civilisation.


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