Buddhist sculptures discovered near Khanpur

PESHAWAR - Archaeologists have discovered Buddhist sculptures and heads dating back to 2nd-5th century BC during the ongoing excavation at Buddhist stupa, known as Bhamala Buddhist Complex, situated near Khanpur area of district Haripur.
According to Director Archaeology and Museums Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr Abdul Samad, the sculptures and heads dating back to 2nd-5th century BC have been discovered during excavation initiated at the Buddhist stupa. Besides, he said, during excavation, precious coins of Kushan period were also unearthed around the stupa.
Dr Samad informed that Bhamala archaeological site declared as national and world heritage site located near Khanpur Dam in Haripur. He said the ruins dating back to 4th century BC. He said the Bhamala World Heritage site was partially excavated in early 1930 by Sir Jan Marshal. Now, he added that the excavation work at the archaeological site reinitiated by Hazara University Manshera.

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