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History+ancient Lands+Beings Prof. @UofT/@UTSC YQB born CAI 🧡; co-founder EverydayOrientalism; past=now; all roads lead to Egypt 🤟🏽🐍; I also draw; #Landback
Jul 31, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
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/