Biggest Ivory Workshop in Ancient World Discovered in Pakistan

More than 40 kilograms of ivory fragments unearthed in renewed excavation of the ancient port city of Bhanbhore’s Islamic period – and this was just the industry’s dumping ground

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Ruins at Bhanbhore
Ruins at BhanbhoreCredit: Muhammad Qaseem Saeed
Excavating Trench 9 at BhanbhoreCredit: Muhammad Qaseem Saeed
Beautifully decorated redware pottery vessel with spout, BhanbhoreCredit: Sindh Cultural Dept
Pottery "basket", BhanbhoreCredit: Sindh Cultural Dept
Built on the mouth of the Indus River, Bhanbhore had been a busy port before the delta silted upCredit: Muhammad Qaseem Saeed



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