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Did you know that a late 2c. BCE pillar standing in Besnagar (central #India) supports an inscription in Prākrit that was commissioned by Heliodoros, a "Greek" ("yona") ambassador of the Indo-Greek king Antialkidas from Taxila (#Pakistan)? ✍🏽🇮🇳🇵🇰🇬🇷#shitancientpeoplewrote
"This Garuḍa pillar of Vāsudeva, the god of gods,
was constructed here by Heliodora [Hēliodoros], the Bhāgavata,
son of Diya [Diōn], of Takhkhasilā [Taxila],
the Greek ambassador who came from the Great King
Aṃtalikita [Antialkidas] ..." 2/
..."to King
Kāsīputra [Kāsīputra] Bhāgabhadra, the Savior,
prospering in (his) fourteenth year."
Salomon 1998 transl., from Rachel Mairs' 2014 excellent book "The Hellenistic Far East" 3/
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