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Bellary Rock and Fort

Bellary Rock and Fort

Photographer: Lyon, Edmund David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: Photo 212/6(33)

Item number: 212633

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Ballary Rock and Fort from the 'Photographs to Illustrate the Ancient Architecture of Southern Indian' collection taken by Edmund David Lyon in c. 1868. Lyon gives the following description of this photograph: 'At Bellary there is another of those Granite rocks rising abruptly from the plains as at Trichinopoly, &c. This one is larger than any yet seen, and is of a semi-elliptic form, the longest side being from north to south. There is a mixture of felspar in the rock, which often presents large rhomboidal prisms which strongly reflect the rays of the sun, and render Bellary famed for being one of the very hottest stations in India. This view shows a portion of the rock on its west side, also the fort and citadel; the latter of which is said to be of great antiquity.'

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