PESHAWAR: Archaeologists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have discovered 2,000 years-old ancient metal artefacts from Peshawar’s Hayatabad neighbourhood.
The Archeology Department of the University of Peshawar in collaboration with the K-P Archeology Department had been excavating the Hayatabad Phase V site for the last three years.
The artefacts discovered include utensils, tools, and industrial items. The remains were traced back to the Sateen tribe, which dates back to the 2nd century BC.
The provincial authorities are reviewing the site for restoration and the decision to convert the site into a museum will be taken at a later date.
Earlier this year, Chinese archaeologists uncovered artefacts dating as far back as 1700 BC near Khanpur. The discovery suggested that there was a civilisation in the area long before the Gandhara civilisation.
The artefacts, including pottery, remains of metallic tools, and stone items, point to a link with Harappa and Moen Jo Daro civilisations – the two cradles of Indus Valley civilisation.