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Archaeological significance and cultural heritage of Malakand district (Pakistan): An overview

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This talk presents the results of Fozia Naz’s doctoral research project on the archeology of Malakand, a district of the Pakistani province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The painted rock shelters and remains of Buddhist settlements, Hindu temples and mountain passes all testify of the rich past of the district of Malakand in the Northwest of Pakistan. The survey and documentation of rock art, Buddhist stupas, Hindu Shahi watchtowers, and Muslim shrines that Fozia Naz carried out during her doctoral enabled her to reconstruct the cultural profile of this significant region in the northwest of Pakistan. Her analysis of Pre-Buddhist, Buddhist, Hindu Shahi and Muslim demonstrates that this region was a major hub of civilizations and an important center for religious activities.

Fozia Naz: Archaeologist, researcher

Fozia Naz is a young archaeologist from Pakistan currently based in London. She did completed her postgraduate studies as well as her PhD (2021) at the Taxila Institute of Asian Civilizations, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. In 2015, she was selected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province among 30 young "Emerging Women Leaders" from the four provinces of Pakistan and is a "Ms. Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman, Honorable Noble Peace Laureate », an award granted by the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPD) in collaboration with Hanns-Seidel-Foundation.

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Guest Lecture by Fozia Naz
Time: 26.Okt. 2022 06:00 PM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rom, Stockholm, Wien

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