Thalpan Petroglyphs in Chilās, Pakistan

If you’re traveling to the tourist areas of Northern Pakistan by road from Islamabad, chances are you’ll pass by the town of Chilās. Just outside the town, right on the side of the highway, there is a vast gallery of ancient art that includes engravings of Ibex, stupas, meditating Buddhas, and religious motifs and inscriptions in various languages.

This route along the Indus River was part of the Silk Road for thousands of years. It was used by merchant caravans, military expeditions,...

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