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Archaeologist finds secret basement in Lahore Fort

Muhammad Sudhir Chaudhry Deputy Bureau Chief Lahore

29th Nov, 2019. 11:29 pm
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A basement of Deewan-e-Aaam has been discovered while preserving the floor slabs of Deewan-e-Aam in Lahore Fort whereas this is a huge basement with three rooms.


During the repair and maintenance of the floor of Deewan-e-Aam a slab was being fixed under which the team saw a staircase which led to chambers and rooms. It is a very early stage to explain or identify the usage of this newly found basement.


The Director Conservation Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) Najamussaqib Sheikh said, the conservation team is marking out the floor levels of this area and complete documentation is being carried out. Drawings will be made and these will lead to identify the past usage of this basement.


The Director General WCLA Kamran Lashari said, “Lahore fort is an interesting site and there is a lot to find in it and explore there. We have already completed the conservation of two new sites Royal Kitchens and Barood Khana and now they are opened for public. This basement once it will be conserved will also add an experience for the tourists at Lahore Fort.”



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