Alexandria on the Indus (
Greek: Ἀλεξάνδρεια ἐπὶ Ἰνδῷ, likely modern
Pakistan) was a city founded by
Alexander the Great at the junction of the
Indus and the
Arrian tells that colonists, mainly
Thracian veterans and natives, were settled there.
satrap of the west bank of the
Philip, son of Machatas, was put in charge of building the
- He (Alexander) ordered him (Philip) to found a city there, just at the meeting of the two rivers, as he expected it would be great and famous in the world, and dockyards to be built.
Today, the remains of the
Greek town are thought to be inside the
citadel mound, although a shift in the river has caused significant damage to the
UNESCO listing applies to the site.
29°14′27″N 71°03′08″E / 29.2408°N 71.0523°E