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300 BCE Indian Ivory Statue found in Pompeii, Italy
Indian ivory statue of a female found in ruins of ancient Pompeii, Italy and mistaken as ‘Goddess Lakshmi Idol‘. This statuette is estimated to be from pre-mauryan period (before 300 BCE) and during that time, India had trading …

Heliodorus Greek Ambassador followed Vaishnavism in 113 BCE
Heliodorus Greek Ambassador was sent to India by Bactria King Antialcidas Nikephoros, who ruled during 2nd century BCE. The famous Heliodorus pillar is a stone column that was erected around 113 BCE in central India in Vidisha near modern …

Hinglaj Mata Mandir in Balochistan, Pakistan
Hinglaj Mata Mandir is a famous ‘shakti peetha’ of Goddess Sati. The cave temple is situated on the Hingol River Banks in Hinglaj, a town on the Makran coast in the Lasbela district of Balochistan, Pakistan, and is the …

Ancient Gandhara Kingdom (Kandahar, Afghanistan)
Ancient Gandhara Kingdom was located in parts of modern-day northern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan. Gandhāra was located mainly in the Peshawar Valley, Pothohar Plateau and the Kabul River Valley. Its main cities were Purushapura (modern day Peshawar), meaning “city …

Endemic Species of Socotra Island, Yemen
Socotra (Arabic: سُقُطْرَى‎ Suquṭra), also spelled Soqotra, is a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean and out of them, the largest island, also called as Socotra Island, is about 95% of the total land mass. This …