ASI planning barricade around famed stone chariot at Hampi
Part of: GS Prelims –Art & culture and GS-I- Heritage
- Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is contemplating installing a wooden barricade around the stone chariot inside Vittala Temple complex at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hampi in a bid to protect it from vandalism.
From Prelims Point Of View
- UNESCO world heritage site.
- Part of the Mauryan Empire 3rd century BC.
- The capital city during the four different dynasties in the Vijayanagar city
- It is located near the Tungabhadra river.
- Hampi-Vijayanagara was the world’s second-largest medieval-era city after Beijing,
- Described by UNESCO as an “austere, grandiose site” of more than 1,600 surviving remains of the last great Hindu kingdom in South India.