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Dr. Farzand Masih


Ph.D. Archaeology (Peshawar University, Peshawar)
MA Archaeology (Peshawar University)

Dr. Farzand Masih is a Professor and Chair of the History Department at FCCU. Earlier he served the University of Punjab as founder and chair of the Archaeology Department for twelve years.  Dr. Masih served in the Department of Archaeology and Museums Government of Pakistan in various positions: Director Harappa Museum; Curator Lahore Fort; Head of Antiquities Trade Control Branch, Quetta, Baluchistan. He worked with US, British, Italian, French, and Japanese archaeologists and conducted excavations at world-renowned archaeological sites like Mehrgarh and Harappa.  Dr. Masih supervised research in the areas of Museology, Temple Architecture, and Indus Valley Civilization.

Research interests:
Hindu Temple Art and Architecture, Ancient Civilization, Ancient History of South Asia and Biblical Archaeology.


  • Temples of the Salt Range and North and South Kafir Kot: Detailed Analysis of their Architecture and Decorative Designs, Punjab University Press, 2015.
  • Excavations at Sui Vihar and Archaeological Reconnaissance in South Punjab, Punjab University Press, 2013.
  • Currently, Dr. Masih is working on his book tentatively titled, “ Exploring the Book of Genesis”. This book will particularly cover the archaeological evidence, ancient traditions, and historical context relevant to the Book of Genesis.

Research Papers:

  • ‘Ground Plan and geomantic tradition of the Salt Range Temples’, Swarajya Smariti, II, The Indian Archaeological Society, New Delhi, 2015
  • ‘The 12th Century Tomb of Syed Ahmed Kabir: Survey and Documentation’, Kanpur Historiographers, New Archaeological & Gemological Society Kanpur, India, 2014.
  • ‘Sui Vehar: A Forgotten Buddhist Establishment’, Journal of Gandharan Studies,   Ancient and Medieval Gandhara Research Group, Peshawar, Vol. 8, 2014.
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