Archaeological survey of the Khyber tribal area in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas region of Pakistan brought a discovery of new 110 heritage sites. Among them are 30000 year old Palaeolithic rock paintings found in in Tehsil Jamrud.
The survey in Khyber Agency area was a pilot project conducted by the local administration with the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Directorate of Archaeology. The surveyors documented 110 archaeological sites from Prehistory, Buddhist, Islamic and British era. The 30000-year-old paintings were found in a cave near Tehsil Jamrud. In more recent times, from the mid 1st millennium BC to the beginning of the 2nd millennium AD the area was a part of ancient Buddhist Gandharian civilisation, which flourished in areas that fall in Pakistan and Afghanistan. This resulting in creation of many registered, and newly discovered heritage sites.
(after The Express Tribune)