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Brahmanabad, Hyderabad District, Sindh. Section of an excavation showing well made from earthenware cylinders

Brahmanabad, Hyderabad District, Sindh. Section of an excavation showing well made from earthenware cylinders

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1896

Shelfmark: Photo 1009/4(1516)

Item number: 1516

Length: 10.3

Width: 15.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a section of an excavation showing a well made from earthenware cylinders in Brahmanabad in the Hyderabad District of Sindh in Pakistan, taken by Henry Cousens in 1896-7. This view of the excavated trench with an exposed pile of large cylinders has an Indian figure standing beside the rings. Cousens wrote in Brahmanabad-Mansura in Sind, Archaeological Survey of India, Annual Report 1903-04 , "Close to the large mound, in the north-west corner of the city...is a curious deep narrow well. It is about two feet in diameter, and is formed of deep earthenware rings or cylinders, placed one above another, to form, as it were, a great vertical pipe. Each section is provided with flanges so as to prevent the one telescoping into the other...."

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