PAKISTAN, KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA (formerly Northwest Frontier Province), Gilgit, Darel, BAKTRIAN, spearhead, circa 800-500 BC, leaf shaped head, cast socket, bronze, 202mm long, 133.6g, chipped socket, repaired point,

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The culture complex we currently term “Baktrian” (Bactrian), developed from the neolithic settlements of Eurasia in the area between the current Iran-Afghan border and Kashmir, more or less. Cities appeared somewhat later than the Indus cities of the south. The horse nomads bothered the locals several centuries before they impacted Indus lands. The late Baktrians resisted Alexander until he had to make a deal with one of them, marrying the king’s daughter, to get through Afghanistan.

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