Pakistan may be on verge of discovering Harrapa-like civilization in DG Khan

By: News Desk      Published: 03:47 PM, 17 Feb, 2020
Pakistan may be on verge of discovering Harrapa-like civilization in DG Khan

The Archaeology Department has discovered the remains of an ancient civilization dating around 2,100 years during the excavation in DG Khan district.

During the excavation at Mound Dillu Roy, a Buddhist era site, ancient coins have been discovered besides a kiln.

Further excavation is underway and the archaeologists have expressed the hope they may find extensive historical treasures and even find a Harrapa-like civilization.

Mound Dillu Roy was notified as a protected site in February 1964. The study of the ancient artefacts recovered from the site revealed it was inhabited by Buddhists in the Scytho-Parthian period, some 2,100 years ago.

The site lies 2.5 miles northwest of tehsil Jampur and consists of two mounds, roughly 100-150 feet apart. The larger one measuring 1460x800x15 feet marks the site of the city and the smaller one, about 380 feet North-South, 950 feet East-West, has been identified as the remains of a fort.