1,300-year-old temple discovered in Pakistan!1 min readReading Time: 2 minutes
Here’s a real blast from the past! A Hindu temple, believed to have been constructed 1,300 years ago, has been discovered by Pakistani and Italian archaeologists near a mountain in Swat district, Pakistan.
This incredible discovery was made during an excavation at a town named Barikot Ghundai. Fazle Khaliq, of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Department of Archaeology, said that the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu – the Hindu God who is called the protector and preserver of the universe. The temple, Khaliq said, was built by the Hindus 1,300 years ago, during the Hindu Shahi period.
The Shahis was a Hindu dynasty that ruled a vast part of the area, including a part of India.
While excavating, the archaeologists also made some other exciting discoveries, such as traces of water tanks and watchtowers! This entire area is home to thousand-year-old archaelogical sites that sheds light on the Shahi dynasty. However, this is the first time a clear discovery has been made that points to life in this period. Apparently, several places of worship of Buddhism are also situated in Swat district.