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Steps in the garden
Anuradhapura & Sigiriya

January 16th 2006
On Sunday January 15th, we packed our bags for another overnight trip. This time, we travelled the furthest north, where it is the most dangerous and where there are many more security checkpoints. Our destination is Anuradhapura, which was once the capital of the country. Our guide this time was one of the chief archeologist of the current excavation site. You can't ask for a more expert guy ... read more
Asia » Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Flag The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C., probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-third century B.C., and a great civilization developed at the cities of Anuradhapura (kingdom from circa... ... read more
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