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March 12, 2012

Japanese experts complete conservation work

 
March 12, 2012

ISLAMABAD: A team of Japanese experts has completed the conservation work on sites of Gandhara particularly Ranigat as important part of their project and handed over the sites to Department of Archaeology and Museums.

Prof Koji Nishikawa, archaeology expert from Japan and his team also compiled a comprehensive report “Scientific Expedition to Gandhara Ranigat; A Buddhist site in Pakistan” which took 27 years to complete.

The project of UNESCO Japan Funds-in-Trust primarily focused on Preservation of Gandhara Monuments with main site of Ranigat with other sites of Butkara, Thareli, Sahr-i-Bahlol, Takht-i-Bahi, Chanaka-Dheri, Mekhasanda, Taxila and Manikyala.