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Old May 21st, 2015, 01:47 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by PaKeeza View Post
If the effect of the Greeks is nominal in Pakistan it is next to nothing in continental India. All we have left is the ruins of Taxila and the surrounding areas. As regards people gods know which part of India you people are from but chances you have never been to Taxila area and never will.
That is a complete lie. The last Indo-Greek kingdoms were actually very much in modern day India in Mathura.

The Indo-Greeks may have ruled as far as the area of Mathura until the 1st century BC: the Maghera inscription, from a village near Mathura, records the dedication of a well "in the one hundred and sixteenth year of the reign of the Yavanas", which could be as late as 70 BC.[125] Soon however Indian kings recovered the area of Mathura and south-eastern Punjab(modern day Southern Haryana), west of the Yamuna River, and started to mint their own coins. The Arjunayanas (area of Mathura) and Yaudheyas mention military victories on their coins ("Victory of the Arjunayanas", "Victory of the Yaudheyas"). During the 1st century BC, the Trigartas, Audumbaras[126] and finally the Kunindas[127] also started to mint their own coins, usually in a style highly reminiscent of Indo-Greek coinage.[128][129][130][131]
The Western king Philoxenus briefly occupied the whole remaining Greek territory from the Paropamisadae to Western Punjab between 100 to 95 BC, after what the territories fragmented again. The western kings regained their territory as far west as Arachosia, and eastern kings continued to rule on and off until the beginning of our era.
The Mathura lion capital inscription attests that they adopted the Buddhist faith, as do the depictions of deities forming the vitarka mudra on their coins. Greek communities, far from being exterminated, probably persisted under Indo-Scythian rule. There is a possibility that a fusion, rather than a confrontation, occurred between the Greeks and the Indo-Scythians: in a recently published coin, Artemidorus presents himself as "son of Maues",[136] and the Buner reliefs show Indo-Greeks and Indo-Scythians reveling in a Buddhist context.
The Indo-Greeks continued to rule a territory in the eastern Punjab, until the kingdom of the last Indo-Greek king Strato was taken over by the Indo-Scythian ruler Rajuvula around 10 AD
Lets not create artificial history by drawing borders as per modern standards. Indo-Greeks existed at their height in western punjab and had later expanded to the east and were found right upto Mathura. Lets not peddle lies in the name of history.
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