Gupta Empire by Jake Crahan

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Gupta Empire by Jake Crahan

The History of the Gupta Empire

This image portarys the boddhisattva Padmapani holding a lotus flower. This painting was found in the ajanta cave created between 460 and 480 CE. The ajanta caves conain some of the most intricate Gupta era artwork. Buddhist influence is clear throughout the artwork found in these caves.

Map of Gupta Empire

This 18 foot tall statue depicts the 3 headed shiva. Each head of statue represents one of the roles Shiva was resposible for; creating, preserving, and destroying. This statue was found in the elephanta caves, located near present day bombay.

This is the coin of Samudragupta, the third ruler of the gupta empire largely considered to be it's greatest in terms of military conquest. He is also known for devoping the monetary system of the gupta empire by creating different types of coins, all fashioned from pure gold.

The Gupta empire was quite large containing 1,351,358 sq miles of territory.

General InfoThe Gupta empire is commonly reffered to as the golden age of India spanning from 320 CE to approximately 600 CE. Excellent leaders such as chandragupta I and samudra gupta ushered in an era of peace and control that spawned innovations in areas such as science, religion, and art. This period of time is when the first know Indian epics such as theMahabharata were written.This allows historians to have a better understanding of the time period; partially due to the indian epics we know that the gupta empire was a time of great prosperity. While the main religion of the gupta empire was hinduism, buddhism was still accepted throughout the empire.


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