Cultivation of Bananas

It is uncertain the origin of banana cultivation. But historical records show that the soldiers of Alexander the Great were known to have encountered bananas in India during their invasion in 326 BCE.

Date:
      326 BCE
Name(s):
      Alexander the Great
Occupation:
      soldiers
Location:
      India


Additional Information:

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