Visual Timeline: Bactria

To navigate the timeline, click and drag it with your mouse, or click on the timeline overview on the bottom.

Legend:

330 BCE 320 BCE 310 BCE 300 BCE 290 BCE 280 BCE 270 BCE 260 BCE 250 BCE 240 BCE 230 BCE 220 BCE 210 BCE 200 BCE 190 BCE 180 BCE 170 BCE 160 BCE 150 BCE 140 BCE 130 BCE 120 BCE 110 BCE 100 BCE  
 
 
329 BCE: Alexander conquers Bactria and Sogdiana.
 
327 BCE: Alexander the Great marries the Bactrian girl Roxanne.
 
293 BCE: Antiochos is appointed vice-king of the Upper-Satrapies by his father Seleukos.
 
 
280 BCE: Incursion of northern nomads (Sakas) on Seleukids territories.
 
 
250 BCE: Former satrap Diodotos rebels against Seleucid king Antiochos I, creating the Greco-Bactrian kingdom.
 
230 BCE: Diodotos II is overthrown by Euthydemos. Beginning of the Euthydemid dynasty.
 
208 BCE - 206 BCE: Siege of Bactra by Antiochos III.
 
200 BCE - 100 BCE: Scythians tribes migrate into Bactria, Sogdiana and Arachosia.
 
145 BCE: Murder of Eucratides by his son. Weakening of the Greco-Bactrian kingdom.
 
 
145 BCE: Eucratidia is taken by the Sakas.
 
 
139 BCE: Eucratidia is looted to the ground by the Yuezhei.
 
 
130 BCE: The Yuezhei take control of Bactria.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
330 BCE 290 BCE 250 BCE 210 BCE 170 BCE 130 BCE