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Sheikhan Dheri

  • Description:

    Sheikhan Dheri is an archaeological site in Charsadda, Pakistan, that belongs to the ancient Buddhist civilization of Gandhara. It is located near the village of Sheikhan Dheri, on the bank of the Jindi River. The site consists of a large stupa, a monastery, and other remains. The site was excavated by Raymond Allchin and Ahmad Hasan Dani in 1962-63. 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 Government¹.

  • Type: Heritage site
  • License# CC BY SA
  • Source of Description: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cultural_heritage_sites_in_Khyber_Pakhtunkhwa
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