Sites & cities that bear the name of Sagala


Today in : Pakistan
First trace of activity : 326 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 4th century C.E
Recorded names : Σάγγαλα, Sangala, Sakala, Euthymedeia, Euthydemia, Ευθυμεδεία

Description : Sagala (Ancient Greek: Σάγγαλα), Sangala or Sakala was the name of the ancient predecessor of Sialkot, in Pakistan's northern Punjab province. The city was razed by Alexander the Great in 326 BCE. In the 2nd century BCE, Sagala was made capital of the Indo-Greek kingdom by Menander I. Menander embraced Buddhism after extensive debating with a Buddhist monk, as recorded in the Buddhist text Milinda Panha. Sagala became a major centre for Buddhism under his reign, and prospered as a major trading centre.

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