Ruins of former buildings at the rock fortress of Sigiriya, a mound of rock made capital of Sri Lanka by King Kasyapa in the 4th century. Abandoned af

Ruins of former buildings at the rock fortress of Sigiriya, a mound of rock made capital of Sri Lanka by King Kasyapa in the 4th century. Abandoned af Stock Photo
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Leisa Tyler / Alamy Stock Photo

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TRH9HK

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34.7 MB (2.2 MB Compressed download)

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2848 x 4256 px | 24.1 x 36 cm | 9.5 x 14.2 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

19 March 2008

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Ruins of former buildings at the rock fortress of Sigiriya, a mound of rock made capital of Sri Lanka by King Kasyapa in the 4th century. Abandoned after the king's death, the fortress was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century. It now has World Heritage status and is one of the best examples of ancient urban planning in the world.

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