Sir: Gilgit-Baltistan has 6,000-year old artefacts. Some people are busy digging these ancient sites in different parts of GB, especially in district Diamar, to unearth urns, beads, pottery and other historic artefacts for quick money. Residents generally do not complain and remain indifferent towards such plunderers because they do not understand the historical significance of the artefacts and ancient sites of previous civilizations. In order to protect these ancient civilisations, which can serve as a popular tourist spots, the relevant authorities should raise an awareness of their historical significance among people and encourage the local authorities to preserve these sites. ZAHID ALI ZOHRI Nagar, Gilgit-Baltistan. Published in Daily Times, January 17th 2019.