Zoroastrian Monuments in Balochistan
Keywords:Zoroastrian, Balochistan, cultural, development, expeditions
Balochistan has been one of the ancient regions of subcontinent in terms of cultural development. Here the birth of culture had been with the dawn of Neolithic Revolution in Bolan Pass at Mehrgarh around 7000 BCE. Balochistan has gone through cultural developments for thousands of years and it has seen several cultures. Balochistan is a gateway of many civilizations and it has witnessed several expeditions and migrations. Archaeology, in this respect, has played a vital role to sort out the ancient cultures and civilizations to the picture of the people. This study is mainly focused on the Zoroastrian Monuments and remains, found in areas like Makran, Kharan, Rakhani, Kohalu, Bharkan and Quetta. The Zoroastrian remains in Balochistan, which have been unearthed, show to the rest of the world that the Zoroastrian Religion existed in Balochistan and the followers of this religion are still present to the day. However, this study will be based on the remains of the Zoroastrianism scattered throughout province.
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