Visual Timeline: Gupta Empire

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200 BCE - 600 CE: Construction of the 30 Buddhist cave-shrines at Ajanta, many of which display features of Gupta architecture.
 
 
320 CE: Gupta I founds the Gupta Empire in northern India
 
320 CE - 550 CE: Gupta period, considered a golden age of ancient India in art and architecture.
 
335 CE - 380 CE: Regarded as the "Indian Napoleon", the Gupta emperor Samudragupta, ruling from Magadha, subdues kings in nearly all corners of India and annexes kingdoms adjacent to Magadha.
 
 
380 CE - 415 CE: Reign of Chandra Gupta II in northern India.
 
395 CE - 400 CE: The Gupta emperor Chandragupta II Vikramaditya defeats Shakas and thereby gains access to the commercially important seaports on the western coast.
 
401 CE: The earliest inscribed date in the Gupta-era cave-shrines at Udayagiri.
 
455 CE - 457 CE: The Gupta emperor Skandagupta Kramaditya defeats the Huns.
 
480 CE - 500 CE: The Gupta-era Hindu temple at Bhitargaon is built.
 
484 CE - 510 CE: The Huns conquer western and central India and fight a battle with the Guptas. The Gupta general Goparaja dies in the encounter.
 
 
550 CE: The end of the reign of Visnugupta Chandraditya, last of the Gupta rulers in northern India.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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