One-millenium old cross discovered in Pakistan confirms ancient Christian presence in the region

Source: Basilica News Agency

July 28, 2020


Three University of Baltistan researchers, led by Vice-Chancellor Muhammad Khan, found last month a giant marble cross at the foot of the Karakorum Mountains, in the Pakistani village of Kavardo. It is estimated to be over 1,000 years old. This confirms ancient Christian presence in a country that has subsequently become predominantly Islamic.

The cross is 2.1 x 1.8 meters and weighs approximately four tons, being probably the largest cross on the Indian Subcontinent. Its age has been estimated to 1,000 – 1,200 years. The location of the discovery is close to the ancient Silk Road, a historical commercial route formerly linking China, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, and Europe.

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