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Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] - Polonnaruwa, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/333

Scope and Contents

A view showing the ruins of the Jetawanarama temple with a large statue of Buddha (lacking a head) on the rear wall: 'The Jetawanarama is 170 feet long by 80 feet wide, with a height which must have been ... At least one hundred feet. The walls, built of red brick and coated with chunam [cement or plaster], are twelve feet thick, and the two huge columns flanking the entrance are almost awe-inspiring (Williams 1950, pp. 146-147).


  • Creation: 1910 - 1911

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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.


Williams, Harry (1950), Ceylon, Pearl of the East, London: Robert Hale Limited.



Finding aid date

2003-04-16 16:18:21+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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