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

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/336

Scope and Contents

A view looking towards the Kiri or Milk dagoba: 'so-called from its white coat of protective chunam [cement or plaster] ... To me it was the most beautiful, perhaps because it was the most simple of all the legacies of the past at Polonnaruha, and it is easy, looking at it, to reconstruct the perfection of the original, snow-white, surmounted by the hti and the spire of gold which we know it possessed.' (Williams 1950, page 147).


  • Creation: 1910 - 1911

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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Existence and Location of Copies



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



Finding aid date

2003-04-16 16:49:35+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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