Achaemenid Settlements > Taxila
Around c. 518 BCE, or perhaps earlier – Darius the Great already added Taxila to the Achaemenid Empire. Taxila, as the capital of Gandhara satrapy, was evidently under Achaemenian rule for more than a century. Between 486 - 465 BC Xerxes I ruled this part of Taxila and was part of the easternmost regions of the Achaemenid Empire. Buddhist literature, especially the Jatakas, mentions Taxila as the capital of the kingdom of Gandhara.