Traces of Hindu temples, Alexander found in 3000-year-old Swat city
Archaeological experts have found traces of Hindu temples and life of Alexander the Great in 3000-year-old city of Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The joint team of archaeological experts of Pakistan and Italy believe that Alexander arrived in Swat in 326 BC and built a fort and a walled city, Bazeera, after defeating his opponents, News18 reported.
Traces of Bazeera, Hindu temples, coins, stupa, pots and weapons have been found in Barikot tehsil of Swat. The followers of Islam, Indo-Greek, Buddhism and Hindu Shahi used to live in Swat before Alexander had set his foot in the city.
It may be noted that KP is known as a home of 5,000-year-old civilization.
After inaugurating Kartarpur corridor, Pakistan government has decided to reopen Hindu temples across the country that were closed for any reason.
PTI Spokesperson Ahmad Jawad had on Nov 13 said that this was in line with the longstanding demand of the minority Hindus that their places of worship be restored to them.
The process of restoration of temples will begin with two historic shrines in Sialkot and Peshawar, already functioning Jagannath Temple and the 1,000-year-old Shivalaya Teja Singh respectively.
Hindus had stopped visiting the shivalaya (shawala) following a mob attack in reaction to demolition of Babri mosque in India in 1992.