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Ruins of Vijianuggur [Vijayanagara] near Humpee [Hampi]. Tank and surrounding objects [Krishna Temple complex]

Ruins of Vijianuggur [Vijayanagara] near Humpee [Hampi]. Tank and surrounding objects [Krishna Temple complex]

Photographer: Lyon, Edmund David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: Photo 212/7(13)

Item number: 212713

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the ruins at Vijayanagara from the 'Photographs to Illustrate the Ancient Architecture of Southern Indian' collection, taken by Edmund David Lyon in c. 1868. Vijayanagara, the City of Victory, was the most powerful Hindu kingdom in Southern India from 1336 until the defeat by the Muslim armies in 1565. It was built on the bank of the Tungabhadra River and is surrounded by granite hills. The ruins of this vast royal city incorporate distinct zones and are divided into two main groups, the sacred centre and the royal centre. This is a view looking across the tank with the central shrineof the Krishna Temple, towards the temple arcades on the opposite side.

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