Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sri Lanka, Ancient City of Sigiriya, UNESCO World Heritage Site


Sri Lanka 100 Rupees 2004 UNC
Front: Decorative urn
Back: Sigiriya Rock

Sigiriya (Lion's rock) is an ancient rock fortress and palace ruin situated in the central Matale District of Sri Lanka, surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures. Sigiriya is also renowned for its ancient paintings (frescos), which are reminiscent of the Ajanta Caves of India. The Sigiriya was built during the reign of King Kassapa I (AD 477 – 495), and it is one of the seven World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka. Sigiriya may have been inhabited through prehistoric times. It was used as a rock-shelter mountain monastery from about the 5th century BC, with caves prepared and donated by devotees to the Buddhist Sangha. Read more
Information Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Encycloworld Heritage Postcard - Ancient City of Sigiriya


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