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Bhir Mound

The Bhir Mound is an archaeological site near Taxila in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It contains some of the oldest ruins of Ancient Taxila, dating from the 6th century BCE. Bhir Mound, along with several other nearby excavations, form part of the Ruins of Taxila – inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. The ruins of Bhir ...

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Sheri Khan Tarakai

Sheri Khan Tarakai is an ancient settlement site located in the Bannu District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. Bannu District makes up a part of the topographic region known as the Bannu basin, which sits adjacent to the hills of Afghanistan and Waziristan to the west and the Indus River floodplain on the east. The site of Sheri Khan Tarakai was ...

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Akra, Bannu

Akra is an archaeological site in Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It dates from the Early Historic Period. Akra is the most important of all the sites of the Early Historic Period in Bannu and the most physically prominent of all ancient places in the Bunnu area. It is located in an idyllic rural landscape, with lush green fields, palm and ...

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Kulli culture

The Kulli culture was a prehistoric culture in southern Balochistan (Gedrosia) in Pakistan ca. 2500 – 2000 BCE. The pottery and other artifacts are similar to those of the Indus Valley Civilization and it is not clear whether the Kulli culture is a local variation of the Indus Valley Civilization or an own culture complex. The culture is named after ...

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Rehman Dheri

Rehman Dheri or sometime Rahman Dheri is a Pre-Harappan Archaeological Site situated near Dera Ismail Khan in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. This is one of the oldest urbanised centres found to date in South Asia. Dated about 3300 BC, the site is situated 22 kilometres (14 mi) north of Dera Ismail Khan. Since the earliest occupation, except for the ...

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Amri, Sindh

Amri is an ancient settlement in Dadu district Sindh province of Pakistan that goes back to 3600 BC. The site is located south of Mohenjo Daro on Hyderabad-Dadu Road more than 1000 kilometres north of Hyderabad, Pakistan. This site had multi-level structures, although it was never a big city. Amri culture is named after the site. Situated near the foothills ...

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Nausharo

Nausharo is located in Balochistan, Pakistan. It is well known as an archaeological site for the Harappan period. The excavations were carried out between 1985 and 1996 by a French team of archaeologists, under the direction of Jean-François Jarrige. The other sites belonging to the same cluster are Mehrgarh and Pirak. Excavations at Nausharo, 6 km from Mehrgarh, revealed a dwelling-site ...

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Dabarkot

Dabarkot, or Dabar Kot, is a tell site of the Indus Civilization in Balochistan, Pakistan. The large city was once a trading post dating back to fifth millennium BC. Various artifacts and figurines excavated from the area show a Harappan connection of the site.The Dabarkot mound is 500 yards in diameter showing the settlement was large in size and of ...

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Paryan-o-Ghundi

Paryan-o-Ghundi, or Periano Ghundai, meaning Hill of Fairies, was an archaeological mound located in the Zhob District in Balochistan, Pakistan. The site, located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) west to the town of Zhob, was excavated in 1924 by Sir Aurel Stein and showed great resemblance to the Harappan culture.It was completely destroyed by the locals sometime after 1950.

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Chanhudaro

Chanhudaro (also Chanhu Daro) is an archaeological site belonging to the post-urban Jhukar phase of Indus valley civilization. The site is located 130 kilometers (81 mi) south of Mohenjo-daro, in Sindh, Pakistan. The settlement was inhabited between 4000 and 1700 BCE, and is considered to have been a centre for manufacturing carnelian beads. This site is a group of three low mounds ...

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