The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is bringing out an illustrative book on its first chief, John Marshall, under whose directions excavations were carried out in Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa.

The book will also mark 150 years next year of the organisation, which undertakes archaeological researches and protection of the country's cultural heritage.

The collection, ‘The Marshall Albums Photography and Archaeology', brought out by private publishers with ASI support, will have rare photographs taken by Marshall and will be made available for public access in more than 99 libraries of the organisation across the country. Marshall, who died in 1958, was the longest serving ASI Director-General from 1902 to 1928. A British archaeologist of repute, his initial excavations led to the unearthing of the Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa civilisations.

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