What was the layout of the settlement of Lothal?

The site of Lothal in Gujarat reveals a very different layout as compared to sites like Harappa, Mohenjodaro and Kalibangan. Lothal was a rectangular settlement which was surrounded by a brick wall. The settlement was not divided into a Citadel and Lower Town.

On the eastern side of the settlement, there was brick basin which has been identified as a dockyard. Lothal is considered to be an important trading port of the Indus Valley civilisation. Trading activities used to be carried out with other contemporary civilisations through this port.

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