ISLAMABAD: The Department of Archaeology and Museums (DOAM) in Islamabad has recently announced the discovery of 38 new archaeological sites within the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).
The sites were found over the course of the last five years of exploration, with the help of teams of archaeologists who had previously identified six other sites in the federal capital.
This discovery is part of a larger expedition that has already uncovered historical sites such as the Ban Faqiran Stupa, Mai Qamru Mosque, the Tomb of Sultan Makrab Khan, Farwala Fort, Rawat Fort, and Shah Allah Ditta Cave.
According to the DOAM, the discovery of these new sites is expected to provide exciting opportunities for archaeologists to learn more about the past and cultural heritage of Islamabad.
This is not the first time that new archaeological sites have been discovered in the capital.
In 2020, a new site was found in the Margalla Hills, believed to be from the Neolithic period and estimated to be around 8,000 years old.
It is considered one of the most significant archaeological sites ever discovered in Islamabad.