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D region of #Jammu 1st came into prominence during d #Harrappan phase mainly because of its importance as an entrepot. It was #Akhnur where #Chenab touched d plains fr d 1st time & became fit for d sail of commercial boat.Hence, commodities were collected here & transported
After #Harrappans it ws probably also used fr that purpose by d Indo-Bactrian #Greeks whose metropolis Euthymedia, d ancient #Sakala & d present day #Sialkot of #Pak is quite close 2 it.From #Kushana period, many pottery & bricks hv been discovered in this area.
At #Kiramchi & #Babor there r remains of d foundations of temple type structures belonging 2 #Kushana period.D Buddhist monastery of #Akhnur 2,came into prominence either during d time of Menander or during d time of #Kushanas. Artefacts of #Gandhara period hv been discovered
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Depiction of a temple having a dome and entrance framed within a 'pointed arch'
Dated: ~1-3rd century CE
Entrance is likely derived from arched torana with concentric arches, space between them is beautifully decorated with scrollwork and floral patterns. #Gandhara
Dome of the temple was capped by Kalasha.

Fortunately there are various temples same features which survived the wrath of Islamic invaders. See the one in below link

Link: m.facebook.com/story.php?stor…

In the above temple, we can see the space for similar projected door frame.
Head of Skanda, Peshawar

Dated: ~2-3rd century CE
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