Not just artifacts; they are windows into the past
A treasure trove of three-hundred-year-old documents has been unearthed from Kharak Singh’s Haveli, nestled within the historic walls of Lahores’ Shahi Qila.
These invaluable documents not only include rare maps but also hold crucial information about Mughal and Sikh tombs.
The documents, which have been preserved for centuries within the confines of Kharak Singh’s Haveli, are now undergoing a painstaking cleaning process by experts from the Walled City Authority.
Assigned to a team of diligent researchers, the ancient papers are gradually revealing their hidden secrets.
Archaeologists working on the project have revealed that these documents span a vast timeline, encompassing the rise and fall of civilizations, from the Buddhist era to the Mughal Empire, Sikh rule, and even the British colonial period.
Among the treasures found are rare maps, dating back to the times when the world was still discovering ancient civilizations such as the Indus Valley.
One notable inclusion is a document authored by John Marshall, offering insights into the discovery of Mohenjo-daro and Harappa, two pivotal sites in the history of archaeology.
The preservation of this historical treasure is of paramount importance. Specialized brushes, stone weights, gloves, and protective eyewear are being employed to ensure the documents remain intact during the cleaning process.
The discovery of these documents in Kharak Singh’s Haveli holds the potential to reshape the understanding of the region’s history. By delving into the past, these ancient papers have the power to educate and inspire future generations, illuminating the rich tapestry of history that has unfolded in the heart of Lahore.