Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Vicinity of Hampi: Photo 43
The stone base remains strong, although the city never had to face an attack. When it finally fell, in 1565, it was undefended, its army having been defeated in a battle 60 miles to the north. There was the inevitable looting, but even a fierce invading army probably draws a line at dismantling zillions of granite blocks.
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