Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Buddhist sculptures & Heads discovered in Pakistan

Must read

Mystery Of India
Mystery Of India
Mystery of India is a culture and society website that presents facts about India, that have been erased from history. It updates regularly about matters related to India (like history, festivals, temples, sacred places, Culture, tradition, archaeology), the latest developments in Indian society and religions.

Archaeologists have discovered Buddhist sculptures and heads in Haripur district of Pakistan.

Buddhist sculptures and heads dating back to second to fifth century AD had been discovered by archaeologists during ongoing excavation at the site of an ancient Buddhist Stupa known as Bhamala Buddhist Complex.

During excavation, precious coins of Kushan period (1st century BC to 3rd century AD) were also unearthed around the Stupa.

The ruins of the Buddhist Stupa date back to the 4th century BC and it is different from other stupas found in Gandhara. It is cross-shaped and looks like an Aztec Pyramid. This main Stupa is surrounded on all sides by nineteen, relatively small, votive Stupas in the courtyard.

The Bhamala site was partially excavated in early 1930 by Sir Jan Marshal, but the site was never studied in depth again. The fresh excavation at the archeological site had been initiated by the Hazara University, Mansehra. Director of Archaeology and Museums Dr Samad said during excavation done by archaeologists, conservators, diggers, and treasury hunters, mostly terracotta sculptures had been discovered. 

Bhamala archaeological site had been declared national and world heritage site. It is currently under the control of Department of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Government of Pakistan. The site is believed to be one of the best preserved sites and largest surviving example of this shape in the Taxila Valley.

Featured Image and Source: Dawn

More articles


Notify of
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
9 years ago


9 years ago


Latest article

error: Content is protected !!
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.