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14 once-great lost cities

By: Bryan Nelson on May 21, 2014, 3:53 p.m.


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Vijayanagara translates as "City of Victory," and was the prosperous capital of the largest and most powerful kingdom of its time in all of India. The city thrived at the heart of the Hindu world until it was sacked and razed by an invading Muslim army in 1565. It has not been occupied since. The ruins today are listed as a World Heritage Site