Achaemenid Settlements > Taxila

Taxila

Background

c. 518 BCE, or perhaps earlier – Darius the Great already part Taxila to the Achaemenid Empire.[32] Taxila, as the capital of Gandhara satrapy, was evidently under Achaemenian rule for more than a century.486 - 465 BC Xerxes I or in Hebrew Ahasuerus 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.

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