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date: 30 October 2020

Alexandria(3)locked

, 'of the Arachosians'
  • Pierre Briant

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Alexandria (3) ‘of the Arachosians’, founded by *Alexander (3) the Great in 329 bce on the strategic site of the *Achaemenid capital of Arachosia (Old Kandahar). Besides a Graeco-Aramaic edict of *Ashoka (SEG 20. 326), a statue-base with a Hellenistic inscription has been found there (SEG 30.

Subjects

  • Middle Eastern History

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