Archaeological Investigations at Rewat Fort – A Muslim Period Monument in Potohar Region, Punjab (Pakistan)
Keywords:Potohar or Potwar, Ghakkhars, Mughals, Sher Shah Suri, Muslim period antiquities
This paper presents details about the archaeological investigations carried out at Rewat Fort by the Department of Archaeology and Museums, Islamabad during 2020. It was revealed after excavations that the history of Fort belongs prior to 16th century CE, when this area was under the control of Ghakkhars who were local rulers who controlled the region as they have friendly terms with Mughals. The discovered material from the different parts of the monumental complex provides concrete evidences that it remained under the occupations during the different phases of Muslim Medieval period. The present paper covers only the details of archaeological investigations carried out inside the Mausoleum and in the living cells on eastern side of the fortification wall of the Fort. A Catalogue of the objects discovered through the course of archaeological excavations is appended at the end of this paper (Annex-A).