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Pakistan unearths city defeated by Alexander the Great

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  1. Scharfschütze

    Scharfschütze FULL MEMBER

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    KARACHI/ROME: Pakistan has unearthed the city defeated by Alexander the Great.

    The ruins that Italian archaeologists have unearthed in modern-day Barikot, in Pakistan´s Swat valley, once belonged to Bazira, the city conquered by Alexander the Great.

    The finding, of which AGI news agency is giving a preview, was confirmed by the tests that have just been carried out.

    In short, Italian archaeologists working in the Italian-Pakistani excavations in the Swat valley did not go on vacation this summer.

    The Italian Archaeological Mission (renamed ISMEO), founded by Giuseppe Tucci in the Swat District in 1955, has been excavating in Barikot since 1984. The ISMEO has continued to be operational and has celebrated its 60th year of activity last November with a cycle of conferences and exhibitions in China, a Country very close to Pakistan.

    Since 2011 the excavations at Barikot, the ancient Bazira (12 hectares including the acropolis) have concentrated on approximately one hectare in the south-western quadrant of the city. The excavations, which are conducted by ISMEO in partnership with Directorate of Archaeology and Museums of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, are financed through the ACT Project under the debt conversion agreement between Italy and Pakistan.

    Bazira is mentioned in classical sources as having been put under siege and conquered by the Macedonians led by Alexander the Great towards the end of the 4th Century BC. Up to now there had been no trace of this ancient city. Archaeologists had dated the city at the Indo-Greek period of King Menander, the Greek King of Buddhist faith who ruled almost two centuries after Alexander and whose coins were found in the excavation site.

    http://www.pakistankakhudahafiz.com/news/pakistan-unearths-city-defeated-alexander-great/
     
  2. Skywalker

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    Kailaash Tribe are the dissidents of Alexander.
     
  3. Talwar e Pakistan

    Talwar e Pakistan SENIOR MEMBER

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    No they weren't, it has already been debunked a hundred times over.

    Kalash people share genetic links with the rest of Pakistanis and have no connections with neither Europeans nor Greeks.