Historic Images of Sri Lanka

5th Century Fresco wall paintings at Sigiriya (Lion Rock)

5th Century Fresco wall paintings at Sigiriya IMG0156

Sigiri (Lion Rock) is a unique ancient fortified city with Moats, Ramparts and Gateways. On the summit of the Rock, a rugged granite mass abruptly rising 600ft. from the surrounding plain, dwelt King Kassapa 1 (478-496 A.D.) The western rock-face had been painted on and, in a natural cavern now ascended by a spiral stairway, are preserved 22 female figure.

Photograph Taken in 1930-40s.

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1. sarasi rajapaksha - November 14, 2014

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