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Raging waters of the River Swat flowing by the area of Miandam in the Swat Valley. Swat has been inhabited for over two thousand years. The first inhabitants were settled in well-planned towns. In 327 BC, Alexander the Great fought his way to Udegram and Barikot and stormed their battlemens. In Greek accounts these towns have been identified as Ora and Bazira. Around the 2nd century BC, the area was occupied by Buddhists, who were attracted by the peace and serenity of the land. There are many remains that testify to their skills as sculptors and architects. In the beginning of the 11th century AD, Mahmud of Ghazni advanced through Dir and invaded Swat, defeating Gira, the local ruler, near Udegram. Later the land was taken over by the Dilazak, who in turn were ousted by the Yusufzais.

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  • Copyright: Raza Noor (razanoor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 172] (466)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-07-16
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/4.8, 1/80 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-03-31 22:14
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