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Mauryan India – history of India

By |2017-09-13T08:21:08-07:00July 20th, 2017|History, India|

These punch-marked silver coins might be from the time of Chandragupta I Alexander went back to Babylon in 324 BC. Then a man named Chandragupta overthrew the old Vedic kingdom of Nanda and formed a big new empire. He ruled all of northern India and into Afghanistan. Greek historians said that Chandragupta got the idea from Alexander. But it [...]

Medieval Indian architecture

By |2019-02-23T16:19:53-07:00July 19th, 2017|Architecture, India|

Osian Sun temple, 700s AD Two styles of temples: north and south By the 700s AD, after the collapse of the Guptan Empire, there were two different styles of temple-building in India, a north Indian style and a south Indian style. Guptan architecture in India Medieval African architecture Medieval Islamic architecture All our India articles [...]