Sunday, August 15, 2004

Yüeh-chih

Pinyin  Yuezhi,  also called  Indo-scyth,   ancient people who ruled in Bactria and India from about 128 BC to about AD 450. The Yüeh-chih are first mentioned in Chinese sources at the beginning of the 2nd century BC as nomads living in the western part of Kansu province, northwest China. When Lao Shang (reigned c. 174–161 BC), ruler of the Hsiung-nu (a powerful people of North China), defeated them and killed their king, the main body of Yüeh-chih

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