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  • Archaeological sights

    RECENTLY, I got the opportunity to visit the archaeological sight of Mohra Muradu Buddhist stupa, which is located near Taxila...

    However, none of the archaeological sights in Sindh are being preserved...

  • Swat’s archaeological sites: a victim of neglect

    With all its historical splendour and ancient treasures, one of Swat’s most important archaeological sites, the Bir-kot-ghwandai, also known as the Bazira of Alexander the Great, welcomes everyone who enters the valley...

    The site has been on lease and under excavation by the Italian Archaeological Mission (MAI) since 1984...

  • Italian mission to continue archaeological excavation in Swat

    MINGORA: Italian Ambassador to Pakistan Stefano Pontecorvo has said that archaeological mission of his country will continue research and excavation work in the scenic Swat valley...

    Apart from large number of civil society members and culture activists, head of Italian Archaeological Mission Dr Luca Maria Olivieri, Elisa Lori, and an official of provincial archaeology department Niaz Ali Shah also attended the event...

  • Digital conservation of archaeological sites launched in KP

    Preliminarily, the department selected two archaeological heritage sites including Julian stupa and Monastery Khanpur and Takht Bahi to design a virtual tour of the premises which would soon be available online, said Dr Abdul Samad, the director of archaeology and museums, in a statement issued by the department...

    Dr Murtaza Taj, an assistant professor at Lums, said that his team mates Atiq Hashmi and Wajiha Arshad along with...

  • Call to preserve archaeological heritage of KP

    PESHAWAR: Speakers at a conference have called for formulating a comprehensive strategy to preserve and protect the rich archaeological heritage of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

    The conference on “Archaeological and cultural heritage of Khyber Pakthunkhwa”, which concluded on Thursday, highlighted rich archaeological heritage and culture of the province...

  • Protection of Swat’s archaeological sites demanded

    MINGORA: Culture and archaeology activists on Saturday called for better awareness among college and university students of the importance of Gandhara civilisation and ancient Uddiyana Kingdom and said there was a need to preserve Swat’s archaeological sites...

    Highlighting the history and grandeur of Uddiyana Kingdom, a culture activist said it was a rich and flourishing state, which had seen different civilisations...

  • Efforts for archaeological tourism’s revival pledged

    MINGORA: Culture activists and archaeologists here on Saturday pledged to make joint efforts for the revival and promotion of archaeological tourism in the region...

    They were speaking during a seminar on Sustainable Archaeological Tourism and Role of Local Communities in Heritage Conservation at Swat Museum, Saidu Sharif...

  • Khyber rediscovered as rich archaeological area

    PESHAWAR: For the first time Khyber Agency may be put on the world’s map for its archaeological richness as a survey team is thrilled to have found prehistoric rock carvings in this tribal region...

    During the first-ever archaeological survey in Khyber Agency, a team of archaeologists from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has discovered around 110 archaeological sites, including prehistoric rock carvings and paintings, in Malagori area of Jamrud...

  • Blind photographers capture sights and sounds of State Bank Museum

    KARACHI: No one who sees the photographs of beautiful flowers, buildings and museum artefacts, all nicely framed and labelled, and being displayed at the State Bank Museum here, would be able to guess that they were clicked by blind persons...

    “The embossing has been done carefully by hand by the museum staff to emphasise the outlines so that the photographers are able to feel their work,” said museum guide Asad ur Rehman...

  • Martyrs’ monument inaugurated at PAF Museum

    KARACHI: On the occasion of the 1965 war golden jubilee, Air Force Day was celebrated by unveiling a martyrs’ monument at the PAF Museum and laying of a wreath on the grave of Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed (Nishan-i-Haider) here on Monday...

  • Taxila Museum to have new art gallery

    TAXILA: A new gallery adjacent to Taxila Museum would soon be opened to public as officials of the Punjab archaeology department and museums have started with decorations...

    Curator Taxila Museum Mohammad Nasir Khan told Dawn that as many as 18 showcases had been established in new gallery where around 400 antiques would be put on display...

  • Sri Lanka hands back Buddha relics to Taxila Museum

    TAXILA: Sri Lankan authorities have returned four Buddha relics to the officials of Taxila Museum after exhibiting them in their country...

    Taxila Museum’s curator Abdul Nasir Khan, who escorted these relics to Sri Lanka on behalf of the Pakistani government, told mediapersons that the relic casket contained a miniature gold casket which had the relics...

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