Category: Cultures

ALEXANDRIA ON THE OXUS?

ALEXANDRIA ON THE OXUS

ALEXANDRIA ON THE OXUS? Ai-Khanoum was one of the primary cities of the Greco-Bactrian kingdom. Previous scholars have argued that Ai Khanoum was founded in the late 4th century BC, following the conquests of Alexander the Great. Most recent analysis now strongly suggests that the city was founded after 280 BC by the Seleucid king […]

Buddhism in Central Asia

Buddhism in Central Asia

Buddhism in Central Asia began with the syncretism between Western Classical Greek philosophy and Indian Buddhism in the Hellenistic successor kingdoms to Alexander the Great’s empire (Greco-Bactrian Kingdom 250 BC-125 BC and Indo-Greek Kingdom 180 BC – 10 CE), spanning modern Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. The later Kushan empire would adopt the Greek alphabet […]