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Anuradhapura, Ceylon, 1870 - 1900

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302A/28

Scope and Contents

274 x 216 mm. View from the north east of the Kuwanweli Dagota, a solid, bell shaped mound 250 feet in diameter and 180 feet high to the tip of the copper finial. This, the most important of the surviving buildings of the old capital of Anyradhapura, was begun by King Duttugaimunu and completed after his death in 137 BC by his brother the successor King Saidaitissa. For a more detailed account, see James G. Smither, 'Architectural remains: Anuradhapura, Ceylon' (London, ?1894) pp 23-44. This photograph is reduced as plate 22 of that work.

Dates

  • 1870 - 1900

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Language of Materials

English

Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..

Originator(s)

Scowen and Co

Finding aid date

2011-01-26 10:54:11+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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