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Bannu Museum, Bannu

Bannu basin is connected to the Gomal Valley and is surrounded by hills and mountains. It is very strategically located between the Balochistan plateau, Central Asia, and the plains of the greater Indus Valley. The area was inhabited in prehistoric times and it is no wonder that a few Neolithic settlements and prehistoric sites were recorded here. The sites of Sheri Khan Tarakai (Khan et al. 1986), Lewan, and Akra were excavated jointly by the University of Peshawar and the Bannu Archaeological Mission including the British Museum, the University of Cambridge, the University College London, and Bryn Mawr College from 1984 to 2001. Bannu, having rich cultural history in the form of material evidence, the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums has established a Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology near Allah Chowk, next to the Agriculture Office at Bannu, inaugurated by Mr. Sayed Aqil Shah, Minister for Sports, Tourism, Archaeology, and Youth Affairs, in 2011

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