Archaeologists find ancient 2000-year-old Buddhist temple

    02-Feb-2022   
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Barikot, Feb 2: Archaeologists have found one of the oldest known Buddhist temples in the city of Barikot, in the Swat region of Pakistan. The temple dates to roughly the second half of the 2nd century BC, but may be even older from the Maurya period in the 3rd century BC (yet to be confirmed through carbon-14 dating).
 
Buddhist temple in Pakistan 
 
This revealed the remains of an ancient Buddhist temple measuring up to three meters tall, built on an apsidal podium on which stands a cylindrical structure that houses a small stupa.
 
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