Abstract

The World Heritage site of Bhamala is located on the right bank of the Haro River. This important Buddhist establishment was for the first time excavated by Sir John Marshall in 1930-31. Field investigations at the site were resumed in 2012-13 by the Department of Archaeology, Hazara University (Mansehra), in collaboration with the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Government of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (hereafter KP) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA). The said institutions continued their field work till 2016 with financial support of the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Government of KP. Preliminary reports of the work of the first two seasons (i.e. 2012-13 and 2014-15) have been published in Frontier Archaeology (volumes 9 and 10) (Samad et al. 2017a, b). The present report focuses on the discoveries made during the field work of 2015-16 season.