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400 Buddhist antiquities discovered in Swabi

By News Desk
April 09, 2022

ISLAMABAD: The Directorate of Archaeology and Museums (DOAM) in an unprecedented excavation has discovered a record number of antiquities of 400 Buddhist monuments of different categories from a single site in village Babu Dehri of Swabi District.

The recent excavation has been reckoned as the largest number of antiques. Artefacts belonging to the Buddhist civilisation were recovered in a large quantity which was a big success in the archaeological history of the province, an official of the DOAM Khyber Pakhtunkhwa told APP.

Besides, the discovery of a large number of artefacts from a single location, comprising around 400 monuments a large stupa was also unearthed from the site which was a big feat and considered the largest discovery of the province, he added.