An Italian archaeological mission in Pakistan has discovered an ancient cemetery in Swat, which experts believe was built between 1500 BC and 500 BC. Some 23 graves have been excavated at the site, which looks like an ancient cemetery, indicating that it belongs to the pre-Buddhist era. Experts say the site has ancient graves, pottery, ornaments made of bronze and copper, spindles and hairpins. Personal ornaments including bronze earrings and spindles made out of ivory were also unearthed. The remains were discovered at Odigram, the capital of Swat during the Hindu Shahi period between the 8th and 10th centuries. It’s a city where Alexander the Great fought one of his battles. — ANI

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