The Geography of the Mauryan Empire
The Mauryan Empire was located in what is now modern
The Mauryan Empire around 300 B.C.E.
The Mauryan Empire, During Ashoka's Reign
Modern Day area of the Mauryan Empire
Modern Geographic Status of Mauryan Empire
Natural Resources of the Mauryan Empire
Empire had many resources that they imported and exported. The Mauryan
Empire's exports were cloth, timber, ivory, tortiseshell, spices, and
semiprecious stones. Wool and cotton. Wool and cotton was used to make
tunics and pants used by various people. Wool and cotton were very
plentiful in northwestern India, and towards central India textiles were
of lightweight cotton, tulapansi. (http://www.4to40.com/discoverindia/index.asp?article=discoverindia_kushan#Textiles
and Dyes) Timber
could have been used to make buildings, and can be traded for other goods,
because timber is always a necessity. Ivory is used mostly for
art work but is sometimes used for making weapons and other tools. Tortiseshell
was used to make combs, birdcages, and jewelry, due to its strength.
Spices were also a very important export of the Mauryan Empire.
The Mauryans also exported several other types of semiprecious stones,
valuable jewels, and jewels that they have crafted. These jewels
were sapphires, topaz, diamonds, and cat’s
- eyes. These sapphires, topaz, diamonds, and cat's-eyes were were
embedded or sometimes strung in various ways and worn as ornaments.(http://www.4to40.com/discoverindia/index.asp?article=discoverindia_kushan#Jewellery) The Mauryans
were very advanced in their craftsmenship of their valuable jewels.
Pearls and gold were also very popular jewels used by the Mauryans.
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