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BC: http://www.indianetzone.com/5/maurya_dynasty.htm http://www.mapsofworld.com/world-ancient-history/mauryan-empire.html http://classrooms.cove.k12.or.us/Middle%20School/Teachers/HubbardR/Images/Social%20Studies%20pics/Ancient%20History/India/

FC: Maurya | Empire

1: The Maurya Empire lasted from about 321 B.C. to 232 B.C. and went from the Bay of Bengal to the Hindu Pataliputra.

2: Chandragupta Mauray

3: the founder of the Maurya dynasty was Chandragupta (chuhn druh GUP tuh). He conquered a large empire from the Bay of Bengal to the Hindu Pataliputra. Pataliputra, the capital, was a bustling city. the city had a big wooden wall with 570 guard towers and 64 gates. Chandragupta protected himself against enemies by never sleeping in the same bed two nights in a row.

4: Asoka was Chandragupta grandson. He ruled from about 269 B.C. to 232 B.C. He brought the Maurya Empire to the height of its power. at the bigging of his rule he was a harsh leader waging war in the Kalinga to the south. More then 100,000 people died in the war. the slaughter sickened Asoka so he converted to Buddhism and renounced violence.

5: Asoka Mauray

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