Relics dating back to 190 BC unearthed in archaeological dig

PESHAWAR: A team of archaeologists from Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM) has identified an excavation site in Mian Khan village, Katlang with the aim to put the area on the world’s archaeological map.

During the month-long excavation which began on May 2, a number of relics dating back to 190 BC have been discovered, contributing significantly to the archaeological profile of the district.

Mardan was a part of the ancient Gandhara civilisation which flourished in valleys around the Swat and Kabul rivers and the Potohar Plateau. It is home to several famous archaeological sites in the world, including Takht Bhai, Jamal Garhi and Sawaldher. Read more.