Ancient India and China Storyboard

Ancient India and China Storyboard

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Module 1 Lesson 9 Project

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  • After the Indus River Valley was invaded by Indo-Aryans, religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism arose. It was also at this time that the Sanskrit language and the castes system were developed.
  • The earliest of the Ancient Empires of India were the Mauryan and the Gupta empires. The Maurya empire was founded by Candra Gupta Maurya. His grandson, Asoka, became emperor after Candra Gupta's death in 298.
  • The Mauryan empire fell after Asoka died and the empire was invaded by the Sunga Dynasty. Then rose the Gupta Empire, which lasted until 550. It began when Candra Gupta 1 took the title as "King of Kings." The empire later lived through a golden age, in which many Hindu temples were built until the empire was captured by the Huns.
  • China was unified under the Qin Dynasty in 221 BCE and was the most advanced for a time period of almost 3,000 years. Irrigation, bronze, domestication of animals, grain cultivation, porcelain, iron, and gunpowder were all developed in China.
  • The Qin Dynasty, though short-lived, established a new form of government called a bureaucracy. It was during this reign that nation had its first canals and roads built, as well as the start of the construction of the Great Wall of China.
  • The Great Wall of China was built as a defense against nomadic people from the northern regions. For the next 300 years, China split into three kingdoms; the three kingdoms were the Wei, the Shu, and the Wu.
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