For Persian influence in the East, see Rekha Morris, “Imagining Buddha,” and Frank Holt, “Alexander in the East,” Archaeology Odyssey, July/August 2001; Frantz Grenet, “Old Samarkand: Nexus of the Ancient World,” Archaeology Odyssey, September/October 2003; and Elizabeth Rosen Stone, “East Meets West: How Greek Art Influenced Monumental Pillars of India’s Emperor Ashoka,” March/April 2005.