Megalithic wonder

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Cist or burial site on Moryar Gudda. Photo: K_BHAGYA PRAKASH

The Hirebenakal site was inhabited continuously during the first millennium BCE. Photo: K_BHAGYA PRAKASH

The slab-supported dolmens at Hirebenakal on Moryar Gudda, one of the hills in a range of seven, in Gangavathi taluk of Koppal district in Karnataka. Photo: K_BHAGYA PRAKASH

Hirebenakal in Karnataka is a large and diverse Megalithic site that can offer insights into our past. Although the ASI has sought World Heritage status for the site, it is not adequately protected from marauding treasure hunters.
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