ASI planning barricade around famed stone chariot at Hampi

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  • February 27, 2020
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ASI planning barricade around famed stone chariot at Hampi

Part of: GS Prelims –Art & culture and GS-I- Heritage

In news:

  • 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

Hampi :

  • 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.

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