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Extent of the Gupta Empire, 320-550 CE
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Extent of the Gupta Empire, 320-550 CE

This map shows conquests made by emperors of the Gupta dynasty in the 4th century CE and early 5th century CE. Of these three rulers—Chandragupta I (320 – 335 CE), Samudragupta (c. 335 – 375 CE) and Chandragupta II (c. 380 – 414 CE)—Samudragupta’s...
Gupta Empire Coin: Kacha Type
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Gupta Empire Coin: Kacha Type

This coin issued by an emperor of the Gupta dynasty (either Samudragupta or Kacha/Kachagupta) shows the King dressed in a Scythian-style coat, trousers and cap and Indian-style necklace and earrings with a halo around his head. He is...
Extent of the Gupta Empire, 375 CE
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Extent of the Gupta Empire, 375 CE

This map shows the extent of the Gupta Empire at the end of Emperor Samudragupta’s reign in around 375/380 CE. It shows in detail the core region or base of the Gupta dynasty and the extensive conquests made by Samudragupta, as well as the...
Gupta Empire
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Gupta Empire

A map showing the maximum extent of the Gupta Empire in northern India, c. 320-550 CE.
Gold Coins - Gupta Period
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Gold Coins - Gupta Period

Gold coins issued by Samudragupta (circa 335 – 375 CE).
Gupta/Vakataka Period War Elephants
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Gupta/Vakataka Period War Elephants

A section of the mural at Ajanta in Cave No. 17. depicts the 'coming of Sinhala'. The prince (Prince Vijaya) is seen in both of groups of elephants and riders. This mural also depicts the soldiers of the Gupta/Vakataka period (4th to 6th...
Gandhara Civilization
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Gandhara Civilization

The Gandhara Civilization existed in what is now Northern Pakistan and Afghanistan from the middle of the 1st millennium BCE to the beginning of the 2nd millennium CE. Although multiple major powers ruled over this area during that time...
Mehrauli Iron Pillar
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Mehrauli Iron Pillar

The Iron Pillar now seen at the Qutb Complex, New Delhi, India, was originally erected during the time of King Chandra and bears his inscription in Sanskrit. This king has been identified with Emperor Chandragupta II (c. 375 - 413/14 CE...
Ajanta
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Ajanta

Approximately 67 miles (107 km) to the north of Aurangabad in the Indhyadri range of Western Ghats lie the caves of Ajanta. The 30 caves, famous for their early Buddhist temple architecture and many delicately drawn murals, are located in...
Hindu Architecture
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Hindu Architecture

Hindu architecture evolved over the centuries from simple rock-cut cave shrines to massive and ornate temples which spread across the Indian sub-continent and beyond, forming a canonical style which is still adhered to today in modern Hindu...
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