Zoom News : Nov 16, 2019, 12:30 PM
Islamabad: Archaeologists from Pakistan and Italy have discovered the 3000-year-old city. Teams from both countries jointly excavated in northwest Pakistan. Experts have expressed the possibility of finding Alexander's remains in the excavation.Alexander built many forts here
- A city named 'Bejira' has been discovered in Swat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, famous for its five thousand years old civilization and artifacts. The excavations have found ancient temples, coins, stupas, utensils and weapons.
- Experts believe that Alexander came to Swat, Pakistan with his army in 326 BC. Alexander defeated the opponents in the battle at Odigram and built the town and fort of Bejira.
- Experts found evidence of life in the city even before Alexander's era. Before Alexander, Indo-Greeks, Buddhists, Hindus lived in the city.
- According to the information, the Italian Archaeologist Mission (ISMEO) has been excavating the ruins of the ancient city of Bejira since 1984 in Barikot in Swat district. An Indo-Greek city dating to the time of King Menander I (Milind I) of the second century BC was discovered in the 1980s–90s.