I was doing literature search about Buddhist archeology and came across some books on Internet Archive that might be of interest to some forum members. Especially @Khemarato.bhikkhu for OBU, and @sujato and @jonas because of the map-making— the first page of the last book has a map that might be of interest in case there is a need in the future to cite related maps.
- Buddha And Five Centuries After - Sukumar Dutt
- Early Buddhist Monachism 600 BC - 100 BC - Sukumar Dutt
- Buddhist Monks And Monasteries Of India Their History Contribution to Indian Culture - Sukumar Dutt
- Ancient Geography of India: The Buddhist Period - Alexander Cunningham
I am not making any claims about their content or standing in the field nor about the status of their copyrights (I don’t know about either of those two).
Anyway, I had a question I was curious about: Has there been any archaeological excavation where they found Buddhist artifacts in Greece? Anything really, coins, statues, manuscripts, pottery etc. I have never come across an instance of one. I mean surely they couldn’t have left everything in the Gandhar region— some of it must have been brought back to Greece and stashed, to be unearthed later. Just to clarify, I am asking out of curiosity, I don’t have a professional interest in it.