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Aligrama site

  • Description:

    Aligrama site is a heritage site in Swat, Pakistan, that belongs to the ancient Buddhist civilization of Gandhara. It is located near the village of Aligrama, a couple of miles from Kanju and Saidu Sharif. The site consists of a large stupa, a monastery, living quarters, an assembly hall, an aqueduct cave, two other stupas, and several unidentified remains. The site was excavated by the Italian Archaeological Mission in Pakistan from 1978 to 1984. The site dates back to the 2nd century BCE to the 5th century CE, and shows the influence of various cultures, such as Greek, Scythian, Parthian, Kushan, and Gupta. The site is one of the 85 sites in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that are under the protection of the Federal Government.

  • Type: Heritage site
  • License# CC BY SA
  • Source of Description: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aligrama
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  • Swat District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.