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The Potential of Newly Discovered Archaeological Sites in the Capital

By 25/01/2023 0 Comments

Pakistan is a country with rich culture and history having a lot of untapped potentials. Recently, the department of Archaeology and Museums (DOAM) announced the discovery of 38 archaeological sites within the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT). During a period of five years, all these sites were discovered with the help of teams of archaeologists. Earlier, they had discovered six other sites in Islamabad. This discovery has been a part of a larger expedition that explored historical sites such as Shah Allah Ditta caves, Ban Faqiran Stupa, Rawat Fort and many more.

According to the DOAM, such discoveries will provide an interesting opportunity for archaeologists to learn more about the history and experience the cultural heritage of Islamabad. Moreover, it will be exciting for tourists who want to explore historical sites. Islamabad is Pakistan’s capital, rated as the second most beautiful capital in the world. By discovering such sites, foreign tourists will also be attracted to visit the city known for its natural beauty and heritage sites. It is important to preserve cultural heritage as it has value worldwide and will make Pakistan more prominent globally. The country has untapped tourism potential, and the newly discovered archaeological areas will boost tourism significantly and keep up the economic activity in Pakistan.

Pakistan contains many of the oldest archaeological discoveries in the world. The earliest known archaeological findings belong to Soanian culture from the Soan Valley, near modern-day Islamabad. However, these sites need to be properly excavated and restored to be visited by tourists. Government and private sector need to work together to restore such sites, especially the newly discovered sites in the capital of Pakistan, as many foreign visitors will find it easier to come there. Moreover, good quality hotels and infrastructure must be developed near the sites. Roads must be developed to make the areas easily accessible. Otherwise, many people will not visit such places with significant values if they are not reachable.

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