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C. and A. D. two hundred. The excavations of Sir John Marshall on the website of Taxila have made it attainable to lessen the variety to in regards to the finish of the 1st century of our period. chinese language background additionally offers a few info. Communications among China and the valley of the Oxus have been effortless during the Emperor 'Vu-ti, to whom the tourist, Chang-kien introduced information regarding the West (120 B. c. ), yet they have been without warning interrupted initially of our period, and have been merely restored by way of the successful campaigns of Pan-ch'ao (78-102) opposed to 44 heritage the Kushans. Kanishka turns out to became king after this defeat of the Yueh-chi, who had develop into an Indian energy. for that reason Vincent Smith, after first adopting A. D. seventy eight, which seemed the main possible, ultimately selected A. D. one hundred twenty, and we could trust him that this date marks the start of the " Saka " interval inaugurated through Kanishka. 1 The order within which the executive Kushan kings remains to be uncertain. 2 it's usually agreed that Kanishka got here after Kadphises I (Kujula Kara Kadphises) and II (Virna Kadphises). the previous of those , a Bactrianized Scythian, needs to, in Dr. Smith's view, have assumed energy a few. D. forty. He seized Gandhara and the rustic of Taxila from Gondophares, the Parthian prince who, based on the apocryphal Acts of the Apostles, acquired St. Thomas. His son Virna (78-110} carved out a very good empire for himself, embracing the Punjab and the entire western half the Ganges basin. This turns out to were the empire the northern components of which bore the surprise of the chinese language armies led by way of Pan-ch'ao. Virna ventured to hunt the hand of a princess of the chinese language courtroom in ninety, and the chinese language normal, who had marched his troops so far as the Caspian, stored his envoy prisoner. The Kushan king, taking offence, despatched 70,000 horsemen over the Pamir, yet that giant host was once annihilated in descending on Kashgar or Yarkand. yet this defeat, even though it gave the Emperor Ho-ti Indian matters, doesn't appear to have weakened the status of the Kushans inside of India. on the way to stay away from the chance of mistakes during this account, we should always do not forget that it may well were Kanishka, now not Kadphises II, who got here into clash with China, and that the Saka period may perhaps commence, now not in one hundred twenty with Kanishka, yet in seventy eight with Kadphises II. yet allow us to move on with our tale, no matter if it really is hypothetical. There turns out to were an period of approximately ten years among Kadphises and Kanishka (? 120-? 162). The latter 1 we must always notice that the Saka period started 100 or 150 years after the destruction of the Saka kingdom of Parthia, and that it was once the Yueh-chi who had destroyed that country. Saka dynasties persisted to reign in a undeniable independence from the reduce Indus to Kathiawar till the 5th century. ~ A. A. Macdonell, India's previous, 1927, p. 205 : (Kanishka) "may almost certainly have preceded the 2 Kadphises kings ; if so his dntc ... will be A. D. seventy eight. " INDO-GREEKS TO KUSHANS forty five used to be the son of 1 Vajheshka and no relation of his predecessor; he turns out to have come from Khotan, no longer Bactriana, and certainly he spent the summer time at Kapisi in Paropanisadre and the iciness at Purushapura (Peshawar).

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