Broad Streets

                              Some fundamental questions are being raised regarding the requirement of broad street in a necropolis.This issue needs proper explanations. The question being raised is that, "why there should have been broad streets in a necropolis?". Just imagine that during the Indus period it was their place of worship, they were ancestor worshipers like ancient Egyptians. There was no difference between temple and burial ground. In fact burial ground was their place of worship. The difference comes into picture only later after entry of central Asian nomads into India.
                              Possibility is that there would have been religious procession, one seal depicts such a religious procession. There could have been temple cars , just like modern day Hinduism , which would have required broad streets. Further these places would not have been deserted places like modern day burial yards. Most probably the so called "Citadel" would have been the mortuary temple with god of under world. Where people would have visited and consulted their dead relatives, using the priest as the medium, the priest would have predicted their future like the "Oracles of Greece"

                             In addition to that there would have been another temple dedicated to mother goddess for temple prostitution. Further , there would have been "Dead body" "mummifying" temple, which would have been the main economic activity of that area. With all those activities, i do not find any contradiction between broad streets and necropolis.

                                If you want a realistic picture of a necropolis read "Odyssey", where Ulysses enter such a place to consult his dead mother. In fact , that describes the fag end of "cult of the dead" If you want to visualize those ancient periods, you should imagine and travel in to ancient world, like a "old classic movie". Merely correlating with the present day scenario will lead to mis- leading conclusions, and that is what happened to Indus Archaeology.