Archaeologies

TARISHING MAQBOOL PURA

Skardu Valley

Tarishing Maqbool Pura is an old settlement located in central Minimarg, in the north of Dumail valley, an hour’s drive from the famous Burzil Pass.

Name:    Tarishing Maqbool Pura

Period /Age:   75 years old

Location:   Maqbool Pura, Tarishing, Astore

Ownership:   Community

Legal Status:   Not Protected

Cultural Heritage Type:  Settlement

Documentation Date:  11-08-2017

Resource Person/Reference: Arif and Aziz (local residents)

Significance:   This is one of the two oldest wooden settlements in the Astore valley.


Site Description

Maqbool Pura is an old settlement located in central Minimarg, in the north of Dumail valley, an hour’s drive from the famous Burzil Pass. The settlement consists of eleven wooden houses, and within them reside inhabitants who are mainly immigrants from the Kashmir valley. The total population of the settlement is 150 individuals, and agriculture and cattle-herding are their customary occupations. 


Salient Features

Timber from coniferous trees has been used to construct the settlement’s houses. The buildings mainly consist of two floors, wherein the ground floor is used as a cattle shed, while the upper floor is used as a residence. This cluster of dual-storied wooden houses and the surrounding natural beauty make for a memorable experience for visitors to this village. 


State of Conservation

Since the settlement is owned by the local community, each individual is responsible for the maintenance of their respective places of residence. The settlement is in good condition.

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