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The Pagoda of Good Deeds [Mandalay]. Surrounded by 999 [sic] smaller temples, each containing a seal engraved with a religious law, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302B/31

Scope and Contents

275 x 212 mm. View from Mandalay Hill looking down onto the Kathodaw or 450 Pagodas; this consists of a central temple surrounded by 450 smaller, white buildings set in a square of about ½ mile square. This complex was erected by King Thibaw's father who, anxious to preserve the holy books of Buddhism, caused the tenets to be inscribed on 450 stones above which a small domed building was erected. Photographer unknown, probably Watts and Skeen.


  • Creation: 1880 - 1889


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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.



Date information

DateText: The photographs were probably taken in the 1880s..


Watts and Skeen [?]

Finding aid date

2003-10-10 11:21:04+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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