The cities besieged and taken by Alexander the Great are referred to as ‘City of Alexander.’ New finds are expected to enhance tourism in northwest Pakistan. Authorities in northwestern Pakistan are anticipating a rise in tourism following the discovery of new structures in the ancient city of Bazira, which was seized by Alexander the Great millennia ago.
The Italian Archaeological Mission to Pakistan has been excavating Bazira in Barikot, in the centre of the Swat valley, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, since the 1970s. Alexander the Great besieged and captured the city in 327 BCE, and it is now known as the “city of Alexander.”
Since the conquest, a variety of ancient civilizations have controlled Bazira, including the Maurya Empire, the Kushans, the Hindu Shahis, and the Ghaznavids.