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Whatever the origin of the Harappan culture, its spread is more or less, and this vivid picture of the civilization is found in the various ruins of the Indus region. Planned construction is a major feature of the Harappan civilization. Historian Luther thinks that during the fall of Mohenjo-daro, the city’s planning reached the zenith of development beyond the experimental stage.
To the west of the town of Mohenjodaro was a fort on a huge mound about 40 feet high. There were some houses in this fort area and it seems that they were the residences of the rulers. In the fort area there was a huge paved bathroom for public use. The area was 180 feet long and 108 feet wide. The reservoir was 39 feet long and 23 feet wide and 8 feet deep.
On this side was the size of the central granary which was 200 feet in length and 150 feet in breadth. At the same time, Sir Wheeler says that no such large granary was found anywhere in the world before the fifth century BC. Scholars have identified the ruins of other houses in the area as meeting rooms, educational institutions, associations.
The main town is built on low land to the east of the high mound in the fort area. There are several parallel roads to the north-south and east-west of the city. The roads are 9 to 30 feet wide, with numerous alleys, houses on either side of the streets, houses made of terracotta and many houses were two-storied or three-storied. Each house had a spacious yard, a storage well and a sewerage system. Manholes were arranged to clean the drains, said Dr. A. L. Bassam said that there was no other ancient civilization before civilization. In front of each house was a tied Dasbin. The shops of the town were situated only on the main road. The northeast of the town was thought to be a series of small rooms in a row. Professor Gorvan Child says Harappa must comply with municipal or housing laws.
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