Kushan-era Buddhist site unearthed in Swat
PESHAWAR: A Buddhist complex dating at least 2,000 years back to the Kushan era has been discovered by archaeologists in the Najigram area of Swat district of K-P province.
The complex, stretching on an area of four-six kilometres, comprises four stupas located in one area, a huge hall, dwelling units, a monastery, and chapels with Buddhist statues in it.
The excavation work on the discovered site began in Dec 2020, after being abandoned twice.
The site is located in Aabba Sahib Cheena village of the Najigram area, almost 25 kilometres away from Mingora city.
The discovered site will soon be opened for the general public, it was revealed.
The Malakand Division features around 150 Buddhist sites.
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