Archaeologists claimed to have discovered the secondary gate of Bazira city and some unique artefacts during fresh excavation in Barikot, Swat.
Led by Dr Elisa Lori, deputy director Italian archaeological mission in Pakistan, the team said that Bazira was one of the most important archaeological sites in Pakistan where excavation work had been under way since 1984.
According to archaeologists, the city was captured by Alexander in 327 BCE during his Indian campaign. Bazira is located in Barikot tehsil about 20-kilometre away from Mingora.
The experts said that they made important discoveries during the recent excavation, undertaken with the help of provincial archaeology department.