The Key to Alexander the Great’s Success, the Etymology of the Ancient City of Ai-Khanoum, the Only Ancient Greek City in Central Asia, Trading Antiquities in Afghanistan, and the Destruction of the Zoroastrian Capital of Kohna Qala and its Relation to Ai-Khanoum

The key to Alexander the Greats success was the control of river trade routes which ensured supplies could be brought in and goods exported freely, quickly, and cost effectively. The city of Ai-Khanoum, on the boarder of Afghanistan and Tajikistan, is called as such in Arabic as the name means the “city of lady moon”. Ai-Khanoum is the only Ancient Greek metropolis ever discovered in Central Asia and is believed by many scholars to be Alexandria in the Oxus river. As of 2004, it is illegal to se...

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