The Mauryan Empire, c. 321 - 185 BCE

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 20 May 2022

A map illustrating the rise and expansion of the Mauryan empire, the first pan-Indian empire that covered most of India and parts of present-day Iran. Chandragupta Maurya, the first ruler, seized the opportunity created by the power vacuum of Alexander the Great’s death to consolidate and expand the territory, while three generations later, emperor Ashoka turned to Buddhism and left his mark on history by inscribing numerous edicts (many of them encouraging peace and nonviolence) in stone.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2022, May 20). The Mauryan Empire, c. 321 - 185 BCE. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15895/the-mauryan-empire-c-321---185-bce/

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Mauryan Empire, c. 321 - 185 BCE." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 20, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15895/the-mauryan-empire-c-321---185-bce/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Mauryan Empire, c. 321 - 185 BCE." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 20 May 2022. Web. 08 Dec 2022.

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