Peshawar: The Pakistani archaeological experts and Italy have discovered a 3000-year-old city recently; it is being believed to be the remains of Alexander the Great, in joint excavation in northwest Pakistan region.
The discovery of the city named Bazeera was made in
Barikot Tehsil of Swat District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province well-known for 5,000 years old civilization and its artifacts.
File pic of 3000 old city in Pakistan
The discovery also finds special traces of Hindu temples, coins, stupa, pots and weapons of that period.
The experts — believe that Alexander came to
Swat along with his army in 326 — BC and defeated the opponents in a battle at Odigram area and constructed the walled city named — Bazeera and a fort.
The experts also found hints of life in the city even before
Alexander’s period which leads to very old history, if it is confirmed later.
Before Alexander, the followers of
Indo-Greek, budhmat, Hindu Shahi lived in the city.