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Brahmanabad, Hyderabad District, Sindh. Section [of an excavation] showing great earthen jars (from a distance) 1513

Brahmanabad, Hyderabad District, Sindh. Section [of an excavation] showing great earthen jars (from a distance) 1513

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1896

Shelfmark: Photo 1009/4(1513)

Item number: 1513

Length: 10.7

Width: 15.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of an excavated section, showing great earthenware jars, at Brahmanabad in the Hyderabad District of Sind in Pakistan, taken by Henry Cousens in 1896-7. This view looks across the site, with an excavated area in the foreground, with jars embedded at the side of the trench. Cousens wrote in the Progress Report of the Archaeological Survey of Western India, 1897, "In the sections as shewn in the sides of the pits below...are seen, embedded, immense numbers of great earthen jars very much in the shape of country flower pots, measuring 3' to 3' 6" across the mouth and 2' 6" deep. These are below the foundations of the walls, the latter in many cases cutting through them. These and other signs shew unmistakenly that we have the ruins of two distinct cities..."

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