The Gupta Empire was an ancient Indian empire founded by sri Gupta. The Gupta Empire begun in 320 AD, when Chandragupta I the third king of the dynasty was married with the queen and began rule. He quickly began conquering neighboring regions. Chandragupta’s power and influence spread and his armies grow larger and larger. By about 303 B.C., Chandragupta controlled the profitable Indus and Ganges River plains, as well as the region in northwestern India. Chandragupta had also gained control of Parts of Afghanistan as well. This was when the golden age of India began. Everything was going well for them. There was a food source that was able to feed everyone so the empire was able to grow. One of the reasons were because there was peace and the Gupta had a strong military to protect the people. The military used breastplates and helmets. The armies were so strong they could conquer without fighting the kingdoms. The territories on the border of the empire were kept under watchful eyes by huge armies. The Gupta rulers depended heavily on archers. The bows were one of the most used weapons in the Gupta army. The longbows were used by the Gupta army as well. They were made either from metal or bamboo. The longbow was considered to be a powerful weapon and was capable of cutting through the thick armor worn by the other soldiers. India was in the middle of China and Rome. China made the silk and Rome loved it so that they bought it in large amounts and they traded the Romans for salt, Bronze, and iron. The people were also the smartest because education has greatly encouraged. The theory of gravity was by the astronomers of the Gupta period. The themes of literature were poetry and romantic comedies. They made the first iron pillar at the time of Chandragupta II. The two main religions Hinduism and Buddhism. But at 455 AD came the decline of the gupta and completely fall at 550 CE.