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Archaeological Museum, Karnataka

Hampi, the historic money town of the effective Vijayanagar Empire, was founded by Harihara and Bukka in 1336, but was annexed with the Muslims in 1565, within the Battle of Talikota. This historic town of Hampi soon was abandoned and left in ruins. Being a globe heritage site, you'll be able to feel the pulse in the historic dynasty that ruled the people of Vijaynagar.

It's the world's largest open-air museum. The ruins are located in two locations, usually referred to as the Royal Centre. The Archeological Museum in Hampi is beneath the Archeological Survey of India.

In your tour to Hampi, which can be situated in the ravine between two hills, the city provides you a picturesque situation. The rugged terrain of Hampi has the Tungabhadra River flowing in the north and rocky granite cliffs on other sides. Amidst these organic bordering stands the ruins of Hampi, an eternal architectural splendor. So aptly, the royal Muslim envoy, Abdul Razaq had commented about Hampi being incomparable to another, when he traveled to its ruins in 1443.

There are two archeological museums in Hampi exhibiting sculptures, inscriptions and artifacts from your period between 1480 and 1680 when Adil Shahi Sultans ruled Deccan. The exhibits consist of miniature paintings, manuscripts, porcelain artifacts, coins, carpets and armory. Stone sculpture and inscriptions in Devanagari, Kannada, Arabic and Persian can also be identified in the Archeological Museum in Hampi. Architectural specimens of the constructions in Aihole and Badami will also be shown in the 2nd archeological museum of Hampi.