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Ancient Buddhist sculptures found in Pakistan

Buddhist sculptures and carvings have been found in an ancient shrine in Bazira, Pakistan. Sculptures and carvings dating back more than 1,700 years have been discovered in the remains of a shrine and its courtyard in the ancient city of Bazira. The sculptures illustrate the religious life of the city, telling

World’s oldest Bronze Age metropolis faces ruin

The 5,000-year-old city of Mohenjodaro may be ruined in 20 years due to salt corrosion. Mohenjodaro was a major centre of the pre-Hindu Indus civilisation, which dates back to 3000 BC. Its estimated 40,000 inhabitants were contemporaries of Bronze Age civilisations in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Yellow River settlements of

Taxila monastery is 300 years older than previously thought

New carbon dating tests performed on charcoal found at the only Buddhist monastery in the Taxila Valley, Pakistan, has revealed that it was built 300 years earlier than previously thought. Khan said pieces of charcoal found at the monastery were analysed in the US at the University of Wisonsin using carbon

Artifacts and coins stolen from Pakistan Buddhist site

Various artifacts from the Gandhara civilization, including ancient coins, have been stolen from a mound near the Mohra Moradu Buddhist monastery in Pakistan. It has been learnt that a gang of influential treasure hunters carried out illegal digging at a mound in village Tofukian located near Taxila and recovered different antiquities

3,000-year-old cemetery found in Pakistan

Archaeologists have been working to excavate 32 intact graves found in a 3,000-year-old cemetery in Pakistan's Swat Valley. High on a hill overlooking Pakistan's scenic Swat Valley sits a recently excavated cemetery. Italian archaeologist Luca Maria Olivieri walks across the site and lays a sun-beaten hand on a clay slab jutting

3,000-year-old cemetery found in Pakistan

A cemetery which dates back 3,000-years have been found in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The site was home to unique ancient graves, pottery, ornaments made of bronze and copper, spindles and hairpins — a discovery made under the framework of the Archaeology Community Tourism (ACT) project. A total of 23 graves have

Lahore Fort access restricted due to daily vandalism

The Lahore Fort in Pakistan receives thousands of visitors a day, many of who deface the historical site. Now officials are restricting access to the building. About 6,000 people visit the Lahore Fort every day, and up to 100,000 on public holidays like Eid. Some 60 guards have been recruited over

Indus Valley-era seal found in Pakistan

Archaeologists working in Pakistan have unearthed a seal featuring the image of an ibex which dates back to 2,500 B.C. The seal is almost square in shape and slightly broken on the right side but the figure of the ibex is almost intact. The muscles, genitalia, hooves and tail of the ibex

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