PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Directorate of Archaeology and Museums has formally launched its website – www.doamkp.gov.pk.
The introduction says that the directorate of archaeology, since its inception in 1992, has been engaged in safeguarding and promoting the cultural heritage of the province. Through the efforts of the directorate, 12 new museums have opened across the province and it is also protecting about 57 heritage sites under the K-P Antiquity Act 1997.
The website gives detailed information about the province’s museums, including Peshawar Museum, Dir Museum, Mardan Museum, City Museum, Gor Gathri (Gor Khuttree), Chitral Museum, Pushkalavati Museum, Hund Museum, Sethi House, Bumborate Museum, Bannu Museum and Archaeological Museum, Saidu Sharif.
Separately, it includes brief descriptions of Gor Gathri, Dalazak Tomb and Kotla Mohsin Gateway among other places. The department has also vowed to develop and improve Peshawar and Swat museums, promote archeological activities in the province.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 4th, 2014.
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