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“Old & New Hampi” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum
Ranked #25 of 59 things to do in Hampi
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Old & New Hampi”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2013

The Hampi Archaeological museum provides visitors a big picture of the rulers of this ancient empire, their era, the coins, the ancient look and feel of this province and how some of the old monuments structures were resurrected.

Most temples in Hampi did not have the idols of the Gods/Goddesses in them. I had a feeling, they were all brought to this museum to prevent them from destruction. There is an entire section of different Hindu Gods/Goddesses carved beautifully from stones. A miniature view of the King's palace and the areas surrounding it gives a good overview of the location from a bird's eye.

There are also pictures of monument structures before and after excavation and a clay model of the province depicting the geographical boundaries of the Vijayanagara empire on the banks of the Tungabhadra.

The entry ticket to the museum is also valid at the Lotus Mahal and Elephant stable if used on the same day. No pictures allowed inside the museum premises and some sections require you to take the footwear off.

Visited February 2013
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