In a major development, Pakistani archeologists have unearthed a large Buddhist complex in the Najigram area of Swat district of K-P province dating back to the Kushan era.
Archaeologists believed that the discovery was a breakthrough in Buddhist archaeology and was of immense importance. It is the largest complex of its kind found so far in the region and is estimated to be at least 2,000 years old. According to the archaeologist ' the site also has a resemblance with the Kushan-era architecture.
Talking about it Dr. Ashraf said, “This is the only Buddhist site discovered so far which has four stupas located in one area, a huge hall, dwelling units, and a monastery. There are chapels that have Buddhist statues in it.”
“It was first discovered in the 1930s and, in December 2020 we started work on it again and, we are astonished to see the outcome,” he said.