THE MAURYAN CIVILIZATION
The Mauryan civilization was founded in India in the year
313 BC by Chandragupta Maurya. It was one of the most powerful civilizations
in the ancient world until the death of King Ashoka, grandson of Chandragupta.
Even after Ashoka's demise, many of India's following leaders claimed
to be of Mauryan descent. The Mauryans left behind a fascinating
history, accompanied by the remnants of their culture.
All empires, the Mauryans included,
share several gubernatorial aspects, such as a uniform system of weights and measures, a stable government, and a legal code. Most civilizations also have in
common a military bureaucracy, some sort
of manpower and resources.
Empires also have some degree of
culture. This is evident in public works,
patronized learning and art,
and a large territory with a diverse population.
Empires also have some sort of unity, which is demonstrated in a requirement of service from citizens and
a sense of allegiance and patriotism.
Developed by : Ethan Rubin, Bob Deasey, Eric Pender, and Bryan Eberly