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Keywords: archaeology, archeology

An Illustrated Kannada Inscription
Historical Artifact from Karnataka
Vijayanagar Ruins
Ugranarasimha of Hampi
This lion-faced image of Lord Vishnu is one of the few artifacts visible in the ruins of Hampi.

A Jain Basadi (temple) of Lakkundi
See Also: Jain Monuments of Karnataka
Basadi of Lakkundi

Copper Plates of the Mahale Family

Copper Plates of the Mahale Family
This piece of metal was used to dig ashes from a wooden boiler!

Copper Plates of the Mahale Family

Golkonda Fort
The ruins of the Golkonda
Ruins of Golkonda
Pillars of India
Temple Pillar
The Village of Ashnote near Karwar

Hero Fighting Wild Boar, Kolar
Living History: It was the Ugadi festival day and the hero died in the fight. Even today, his family does not celebrate the festival.
Stories from Memorial Stones
A Buddhist Stupa
Ancient Buddhist Stupa
A Stupa identified by Dr. Wakankar in Central India

Abandoned Inscription
Notice the Kannada or Telugu -like letters. The village of Barsur, Madhya Pradesh
Pillar Arts of India
Sculpture of Dancers
Sculpted temple pillar, the village of Kurudumale, Karnataka

Proud Descendants
Villagers posing in front of an ancestral hero-stone. Rural North Kanara, 1983
Sculpted Pillar of Goa
Close-up of a Carved Pillar
The Mallikarjuna Temple, Cancone, Goa

Human Figures on Temple Pillar Carvings
The Mallikarjuna Temple, Cancone, Goa
Pillarn Art

Hero with Club and Shield
Hero-stone Sculpture

Sculpture of a Devi (Goddess)
Eight-armed Goddess

Kannada Copper Inscription
A 17th century copper inscription and its contents in Kannada language help trace the genealogy of the Mahales of Honavar

A Jina in Meditation
Jain Inscription from Shravanabelagola
An Inscription from Shravanabelagola

Detail from a Hero-stone Memorial
Town of Keladi, Karnataka
Sculpted Memorial Stone
Sibi Painting
Temple Builder Nallappa, with Relatives
Detail from a wall painting in Sibi

Krishna Surrounded by Gopis
Detail from a wall mural, town of Sibi
Sibi Wall Painting
Nagayi Archaeological Site
Temple of Two Towers, Nagayi
Behind the temple complex is a mosque; there is a mystic cave as well

Bracket Figures of Hoysala Pillar
See Also: Hoysala Architecture
Art on a Hoysala Period Pillar
Grant Records of Mummadi Krishnaraj Wodeyar
Inscription in Kannada Describing a Temple Grant
Mysore palace complex, Mysore, 1985

Shasana (Edict) of Amritapur
Amriteshwara Temple, Hoysala period, Karnataka
Inscriptions of India


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