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Gogdara Rock Carvings

  • Description:

    The Gogdara Rock Carvings are a unique and ancient artistic monument in Swat, Pakistan. They consist of more than 100 carvings of various shapes and motifs on a rocky cliff. The carvings were discovered by Giuseppe Tucci in 1955, and date back to the 2nd century BCE to the 5th century CE. They reflect the influence of different cultures, such as Greek, Scythian, Parthian, Kushan, and Gupta, that interacted in the region. The carvings include animals, humans, geometric patterns, and inscriptions. The meaning and purpose of the carvings are still unclear, and they are considered unique in the artistic panorama of ancient Swat. The site is under the protection of the Federal Government of Pakistan, and is a valuable cultural heritage of the country.

  • Type: Heritage site
  • License# CC BY SA
  • Source of Description: https://www.jstor.org/stable/29757367
  • Entry Fee: No
  • nearby village, a western hamlet of Udegram