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9 Storeys High!  

Anuradhapura: The Ancient Capital 9 Storeys High!

The standing stone posts indicate the size of the building the monks had, thought to have been 9 storeys high. The building you can see behind the posts is a reconstruction of the form of that building, but not the size of it.
Anuradhapura: The Ancient Capital

September 18th 2013
Anuradhapura: The Ancient Capital of Sri Lanka We had a trained archaeologist as a guide taking us around some of the ruins of Sri Lanka's Anaradhapura, part of Sri Lanka's famed "Cultural Triangle", but between the speed of his accented English, the length of the names he was saying, and our lack of any framework of knowledge about the history, I was pretty puzzled when I set out to wr ... read more
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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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