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PU to help unearth Budhist civilization in Punjab
PU to help unearth Budhist civilization in Punjab

LAHORE: (Monday, February 17, 2020): A team of professionals under the supervision of Punjab University Department of Archeology Chairman Dr. Muhammad Hameed has joined the ongoing scientific excavation at Dillu Roy, a rich archaeological site, located in Dera Ghazi Khan. According to initial observation of antiquities/objects collected from surface and from excavation, it can be suggested that the site could be a center of Buddhist civilization in Punjab like "Sirkup City" in Taxila. Significance of the site in context of Gandhara Civilization and its extension in Southern Punjab shall be understood in a better way through the present archaeological excavation. The excavation project is being headed by Mr. Muhammad Hassan, Deputy Director, Southern Circle, Directorate of Archaeology, Punjab. PU Department of Archaeology is sharing its expertise in the field of archaeological digging, documentation and handling of antiquities, learning survey techniques etc. with the provincial Department of Archaeology in their field project. Dillu Roy, a site spread over an area of 434 Kanals, is the biggest settlement, so far reported, belonging to Buddhist and pre-Buddhist period not only in Southern region of Punjab but also of the entire province.