Terracotta jar found during excavation at Mound Dillu Roy

Multan

Archeologists have found a big baked clay jar during excavation at an ancient Buddhist site, Mound Dillu Roy, in Dera Ghazi Khan and an expert believes that it might belong to the Buddhist period.
Workers were busy in excavating land around the ancient site for construction of a boundary wall to protect the site under supervision of conservator Ilyas Khan when they found the vessel, In-charge Archeology Department Multan Malik Ghulam Muhammad told APP.
The Punjab government had initiated work for preservation of the ancient Buddhist site, which dates back to the first century BC to the second century AC, under a Rs 17.323 million project and Rs 10 million has been released so far.
The project has two components: boundary wall and archaeological exploration. The excavation for foundation of 6300-foot-long boundary wall has been completed and foundation has reached DPC level up to 1000 running feet. —APP

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