Alexandria: city in the southern Punjab, modern Uch.
When Alexander founded the city, it was considerably larger, but when the Chenab shifted its course, it took away nearly half the citadel. The location of the lower city of Alexandria is not known; it may be beneath modern Uch, in which case it may perhaps one day be excavated; or it may be to the west of the citadel, in which case the river has destroyed the site.
When Alexander founded the city, he was recovering from the nearly mortal wound he had received during the siege of a large city in the country of the Mallians, which is probably identical to modern Multan. When the news of his wound had reached Gandara and Sogdia, the Greek colonists that Alexander had settled in those satrapies revolted against their Macedonian lords. This caused tensions in Alexander's army as well, which resulted in a Greek's suicide after a gladiatorial contest had taken place between a Greek and a Macedonian soldier (text). As a consequence, the king decided not to leave Macedonians and Greeks behind in the new city. The settlers were, therefore, Thracians.
The town flourished; in Buddhist texts, it is called Askandra. The mausoleum of Bibi Jawindi, which dates back to 1494, is even as a ruin a splendid sight.