A farmer in Burkina Faso looked to his ancestors and came up with an innovative solution.
In the 1960s, a portion of a ditch excavated into chalk bedrock west of the henge at Stonehenge was discovered during construction for the pedestrian underpass that provided access to Stonehenge until a year ago.
What if the Indians depicted by statuettes were followers of contemporary form of hinduism?
And how do we know that gymnosophists were buddhists, not hinduists?
Flavius Philostratus, the writer of the , Vol.1, claimed that the Gymnosophists of Meroe originally came from India.
The fact that the Kushana had formerly ruled India around the time that the Meroitic writing was introduced to the Kushite civilization, led to the hypothesis that the ancestors of the Gymnosophist may have been Kushana philosophers.
Ashoka used the ancient script Kharosthi to write his edicts.
The Buddhist also used this writing system to record their scriptures.
They agree because some Meroites were probably already literate in Kharosthi due to the influence of Buddhism in the Meroitic Empire.Ashoka built a temple at Sarnath, which is called Lion Capital of Ashoka . Thundy, in Thundy maintains that archaeological evidence exist for a community of Indian sages living in Memphis as early as 200 BC.In Buddhism lions represent the it is made clear that the Gymnosophist lived in Upper Egypt and the Meroitic Empire. The historical evidence makes it clear that there were probably two migrations of Buddhist Gymnosophists to Egypt and the Meroitic Empire. We know that descendants of these missionaries were still in Egypt over two hundred years later because they were visited by Apollonius of Tyana.Read More Ghandaran sculpture is 'classically' full of references to influences from the West, surely given impetus by the conquest of the region by Alexander.Given the interconnectedness of the empire established by Alexander and later rule by generals who surely knew each other very well, why indeed is it so unreasonable to suppose that the ideas of Buddhism flowed also from East to West, and into Ptolemy's Egypt itself in a manner similar to the flow of classical ideals of Greek/Hellenistic sculpture flowing from West to East along one of the greatest trade routes in world history?From a logical point of view given this historical context, how could the presence of Buddhist ideas on the African Continent in the centuries BC come as a particular surprise?