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Cobra Headed Guardstone  
   

Cobra Headed Guardstone

Can you see the cobra heads now? Why cobras for shakras, I have no idea, but when being whizzed along by a guide there isn't always the chance to get the finer details!
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
Asia » Sri Lanka » North Central Province » Anuradhapura

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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