Wednesday, February 15, 2012


On the banks of the Tungabadra River in Southern India sits the magnificent ruins of Hampi, a city which was the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire from 1336 to 1565. Sacked by Muslim invaders in 1565, it was a thriving metropolis of 250,000 people. A Unesco World Heritage site, this city in its heyday was bigger than Baghdad, Istanbul and Rome.

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