Saving the Archaeological Site of Bazira

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Amount $ 472 786

Years 2022

Operator ISMEO - The International Association for Mediterranean and Oriental Studies

Type of grant Call for projects

The archaeological site of Bazira/Barikot in Swat (inhabited from the 6th century BCE to the 14th century CE) contains Persian Achaemenid and Kushan monuments, remains of a Shahi Brahmanical temple, a Buddhist sanctuary, as well as Islamic monuments. Facing threats of looting and urbanization, the project will focus on the conservation of the acropolis and the creation of a buffer zone and archaeological park.