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Archaeological Ruins at Harappa

Site of an important settlement of the prehistoric Indus Valley Civilization (3rd to 2nd millennium B.C.). The museum houses artifacts found in the area. 360-degree images (Quicktime) and maps of the site registred on the World Heritage List by UNESCO. [en]

Asian Historical Architecture

Photographic survey of Asia's architectural heritage with background information and virtual tours, published by Tim Ciccone, Abe Ahn, and team. [en]

Fort and Shalimar Gardens in Lahore

The historic Lahore Fort was built in the 11th century A.D. As a long line of rulers made additions, it includes different phases of Mogul architecture. The Shalimar Gardens were laid out during the reign of Shah Jehan in the early 1640's. 360-degree images (Quicktime) and map of the site registered on the World Heritage List by UNESCO. [en]

21 November 2008 - 15 March 2009

Gandhara - The Buddhist Legacy of Pakistan

Legends, Monasteries, and Paradise. Exhibition at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn. About 350 objects from the 1st to the 5th century. [de, en]

Gandhara art

Buddhist visual art that developed in what is now northwestern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan between the 1st century BC and the 7th century AD. The style is of Greco-Roman origin. [en]


The story of the ancient Indus Valley and glimpses of India and Pakistan before 1947 with thousands of images and essays by leading scholars of ancient India and Pakistan. [en]

Historic Monuments of Thatta

The capital of three successive dynasties and later ruled by the Mughal emperors of Delhi, Thatta was constantly embellished from the 14th to the 18th century. Outstanding architecture from the Mughal period includes: Makli Hill, a large necropolis of mausoleums, and the great Mosque of Emperor Shah Jehan. 360-degree images (Quicktime) and maps of the site registred on the World Heritage List by UNESCO. [en]


The ruins of the huge city of Moenjodaro (Mound of the Dead), built entirely of unbaked brick in the 3rd millennium B.C., are located in the Indus valley, 580 km Karachi. The Moenjodaro Museum that houses finds from the excavations. [en]


The Ancient Indus Valley City in photographs. 103 indexed images taken over 30 years. Compilation by Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, University of Wisconsin, USA. [en]

Mongol Miniatures in India & Pakistan

Brief overview of the development of miniature painting in India & Pakistan. [en]

National Fund for Cultural Heritage

Promotes the conservation and preservation of Pakistan's cultural heritage, and creates awareness about it. The website provides information about historical periods and places of Interest in Pakistan. [en]

Rock Carvings and Inscriptions along the Karakorum Highway

Along 100 km to both sides of the Indus there are 30 sites bearing ca. 30,000 petroglyphs and 5,000 inscriptions in more than 10 writing systems, dating back to prehistoric times until the period before the Islamization of the region in the 14th -15th cent. Joint Pakistani-German research project. [en]

Silk Road Timeline

Introduction to the civilizations along the Silk Road, with examples of artworks. Part of the Internet education project "Silk Road Seattle", directed by Professor Daniel C. Waugh, University of Washington. [en]

South Asia, 8000 - 2000 B.C.

Timeline of Art History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Encompasses present-day southeastern Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet. [en]

South Asian Art and Culture

Brief introduction to the art history of the Region. Essay by Vidja Dehejia. Timeline of Art History. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. [en]

World Heritage Tour - Pakistan

360-degree images (Quicktime) and maps of sites registred on the World Heritage List by UNESCO. [en]