Archaeologists have discovered one of the oldest Buddhist temples in the Swat district, which is located in Pakistan.
Pakistani and Italian specialists participated in the excavation. The temple, according to scientists, existed in the III century BC, and in the II century BC its large-scale reconstruction was carried out.
This Buddhist temple is distinguished by its apse form – it had a semicircular ceiling.
“This is a surprisingly important discovery as it testifies to a new architectural form of Buddhist temples,” the scientists said.
As noted by Dawn, the excavations also revealed a main street with city gates, coins, dishes and decorations.