Archaeological Reconnaissance in Akora Khattak, which gives defined features of the architecture in the region bordering Afghanistan

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  • Dr. Shabana Shamaas Gul Khattak, Dr. Sadeed Arif

Abstract

This study is about some archaeological sites in Akora Khattak, an eastern located town of District Nowshera, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The town is well-known among the natives as being a birth and burial place of the great Pukhtun warrior leader and poet Khushal Khan Khattak. There are also many historical, archaeological and cultural sites in the town. The current, study is about three of such sites; Akbar’s Caravanserai (Rang MaÍal), Sher Shah Suri’s BÉoli (steps-well) and a Hindus’ Spiritual Bath (AshnÉn GhÉt) in the middle of the River Kabul. It also focuses on a brief history about the land and people of Akora Khattak with special reference to its archaeological localities. The study recommends further intensive studies and urgent renovations of the sites because of their historical and archaeological momentousness.

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Published

2021-07-07

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Dr. Shabana Shamaas Gul Khattak, Dr. Sadeed Arif. (2021). Archaeological Reconnaissance in Akora Khattak, which gives defined features of the architecture in the region bordering Afghanistan. Quarterly Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society, 69(1). Retrieved from http://phs.com.pk/index.php/phs/article/view/103

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