Gupta Empire

The Gupta Empire lasted for about 230 years, from 320 to 550 A.D. This dynasty was founded by Maharaja Sri Gupta. There was much peace and prosperity under the leadership of the Gupta's. This golden age enabled scientific and artistic undertakings. Chandra Gupta I, Samudra Gupta the great, and Chandra Gupta II the great were the most memorable rulers of the Gupta Empire. In the 4th century the Guptas are believed to have conquered 21 kingdoms both outside and inside India.

The Gupta Empire was located in most of northern and central India and Bangladesh


The Gupta Empire made contributions such as the decimal system , a system that uses decimal digits and a base of ten. Another contribution was the Arabic numerals, which are the ten digits 0-9. The Gupta also contributed the concept of zero, used to represent something as having nothing, or as a placeholder. Gupta astronomers first proposed that the earth was not flat, but that it rotated on an axis and was round. They also made discoveries about the planets of the solar system, and gravity.

The changing of numerals, with Arabic being in the middle.

The Golden Age

A golden age is a time in a culture's history where there is peace and prosperity, and many great cultural contributions. The Gupta Dynasty was one of India's golden ages due to these reasons.

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