In the third century BCE, between the Greek-influenced Seleucid Empire and the Indian Mauryan Empire lay a small and prosperous kingdom called Bactria. This video is about cultural syncretism—the blending of cultures. What kinds of culture emerges at the crossroads of empire? Let’s find out together.
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