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Group of Monuments at Hampi

CountryIndia
Date of Inscription1986
CategoryCultural Sites
UNESCOhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/241

The austere, grandiose site of Hampi was the last capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar. Its fabulously rich princes built Dravidian temples and palaces which won the admiration of travellers between the 14th and 16th centuries. Conquered by the Deccan Muslim confederacy in 1565, the city was pillaged over a period of six months before being abandoned.

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