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Who was Megasthenes and he was envoy of which king?

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Who was Megasthenes and he was envoy of which king?
posted Mar 23, 2016 by Atindra Kumar Nath

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Megasthenes was a Greek ethnographer and explorer in the Hellenistic period, author of the work Indika.

He was the Envoy of Seleucus I

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He was born in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey) and became an ambassador of Seleucus I Nicator of the Seleucid dynasty possibly to Chandragupta Maurya in Pataliputra, India.

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An observations of Megasthenes in 320 BCE , by Al Beruni in 1030 BCE and later by Sir Arthur Cotton is shown in above picture.

answer Jun 7, 2016 by Mukul Chag
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