Gandhara Heritage

Archaeology as a Window to the Past

Pakistan has a deep and multicultural archaeological past. From the deserts of Sindh to the highest mountains of Gilgit-Baltistan, from the coastal regions of Balochistan to the irrigated fields of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, there is a vast kaleidoscope of monumental past spread across civilizations. From religious signposts of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain religions in the ancient world to Islamic, Sikh, Christian religions in the medieval world, the...

How Museums Pass On Cultural Heritage

Pakistan is rich in tangible and intangible cultural heritage. A vast array of Pakistani heritage is preserved and showcased in museums. International  Council of  Museums  (ICOM) has defined a museum as a non‐profit making, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, and open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates, and exhibits, for the purpose of study,  education, and enjoyment,...

The Promise of Tourism: Cultural Heritage of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

There are thousands of heritage sites scattered all over Pakistan belonging to a multicultural and multi-religious past from different eras. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) like other provinces is extremely rich in cultural heritage. Home to around 2,000 heritage sites in addition to 30,000 relics of the Gandhara civilization, one can easily find sites, which are important as well as sacred for Sikhs, Hindus, Jains, Christians, and Zoroastrians. Despite...