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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


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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