Sites & cities that bear the name of Alexandria on the Indus

Alexandria on the Indus

Today in : Pakistan
First trace of activity : 325 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : 77 C.E
Recorded names : Oxydracae, Ἀλεξάνδρεια η εν Ἰνδός, Alexandria ad Indum, Alexandria on the Acesines, Alexandrie sur l'Indus, Deogarh, Askandra, Askanda, Askalanda

Description : Uch (Urdu: اوچ‎; "Uuch"), frequently referred to as Uuch Sharīf (Urdu: اوچ شریف‎; "Noble Uch"), is an historic city in the southern part of Pakistan's Punjab province. Uch may have been founded as Alexandria on the Indus, a town founded by Alexander the Great during his invasion of the Indus Valley. Uch was an early stronghold of the Delhi Sultanate during the Muslim conquest of the subcontinent. Uch was a regional metropolitan centre between the 12th and 17th centuries, and became refuge for Muslim religious scholars fleeing persecution from other lands. Though Uch is now a relatively small city, it is renowned for intact historic urban fabric, and for its collection of shrines dedicated to Muslim mystics from the 12-15th centuries that are embellished with extensive tile work, and were built in the distinct architectural style of southern Punjab.

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