ISLAMABAD - Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, KP (DOAM) is all set to preserve various archaeological sites of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Takhtbai, Amluk Dara, a Buddhist site at Swat Valley and several in other provinces aiming to promote traditional heritage of the country. Talking to APP news agency, an official of DOAM Mehmood Raza said, “Archaeological conservation is a profession devoted to the preservation of the archaeological record including large-scale features such as sites, structures, landscapes as well as artifacts.”  He said archaeological remains were found throughout the of the country in areas of past and current human habitation.


Archaeological explorations uncover artifacts found in wide-ranging places, from objects buried deep under the sea and in the most extreme environments that humans had explored.

Raza informed that excavation allows us to learn a great deal about the history through studying archaeological remains and their context, exposing artifacts that had been buried could cause rapid and irreversible deterioration.