Mauryan, Gupta, and Kushan Empires.

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Brandii Hancock
&
Maggie Hall
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The Mauryan Empire
became a major crossroad in
a trade network that
extended from the rim of the
pacific to the Southwest Asia
and the Mediterranean Sea.
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/file:Gupta_empire.
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Gupta and Kushan,
Empires.
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The Gupta Empire was just
south of the Silk Road so
trade was a key factor in this
civilization.
Key features and land forms
in this country include the
Indus River, the Ganges
River, the Karmada River
and the Himalayan
Mountains
The Mauyra Empire
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The Guptas, Mauryans, and
Kushans practiced Hinduism
and Buddhism.
Although Hinduism is often
understood as being a
polytheistic religion,
supposedly recognizing as
many as 330 million gods, it
also has one god that is
‘Supreme’ over all the
others- Brahma.
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Their ‘Supreme’ God,
Brahma.
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They worshiped millions
of gods and Hindus have
a wide variety of care
belief and exist in many
different sects.
Indian Merchants
embraced Buddhism and
played a large role in
spreading the religion
across the Mauryan
Empire.
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Buddha
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Many of the Achievements
of the Gupta, Kushan, and
Mauryan Empires happened
in the academic fields.
Science and religion also
reached new heights during
the Guptan era.
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This is the Dashavatera temple. It is located at
Deogarh in central India. It was built in 500
A.D. and is one of the earliest Hindu stone
temples to still survive today.
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The highest points of this
cultural creativity are
magnificent architecture,
sculptures, and paintings.
Maurya and Gupta achieved
having a stable economy,
creating useful tools, and
having a steady government.
This is the Sanskrit language.
It was the first written language
Of the Gupta/Maurya Dynasty
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Villages in Gupta were
organized under natural bodies
which consisted of the Head
Man and village Elders.
They had a fairly good judicial
system.
The king presided over the
highest court.
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This is Asoka the Great.
He was one of the Mauryan
Kings that once ruled.
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In Maurya, with the
development of a strong empire,
and organized system of
taxation began to evolve.
Industry and businesses also
flourished , land was going to
be a major source of income
from the Government.
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An example of wool and linen
that were being produced.
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Gupta continued to have
agriculture as an important
part, but there was
significant progress the
industry and trade.
One of the most important
industries in the Gupta
empire were the textile
industry. Silk, Muslin,
calico, linen, wool and cotton
were the major textiles being
produced.
An example of linen that was being
produced
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Maurya-The Seleucid ambassador
at the Maurya court talks about
the seven main castesPhilosophers, farmers, soldiers,
herdsmen, artisans, and
magistrates.
Gupta-The vast empire was
divided into provinces, which
were under the control of the
governors who were from the
family.
Kushan- The Kushan Empire was
one of the great powers of the
periods. It comprised a large
number of countries with different
social structures. Slave owning
systems existed in the towns.
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A Pyramid of the social structures
In the Maurya, Gupta, And Kushan
Empires.
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Kushan- The Kushan Empire was one of the great powers of the
periods. It comprised a large number of countries with different
social structures. Slave owning systems existed in the towns
The social levels on jobs
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