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Polonnaruwa (inhabited place)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

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Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] 1910-11, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/327-419
Scope and Contents

Includes a number of photographs of tea estates.

Dates: 1910 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] - Buddha, Polonnaruwa, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/339
Scope and Contents

A view showing a huge statue (about 24 feet high) of Buddha carved from a rock face at the Kalu Gal Wihara, or Black Rock Cave.

Dates: 1910 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] - Polonnaruwa, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/343
Scope and Contents

A view showing the statue of Ananda, the head of the reclining Buddha and other carvings in the Kalu Gal Wihara.

Dates: 1910 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] - Polonnaruwa, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/344
Scope and Contents A view of the statue of King Parakrama with a Sinhalese standing beside it to indicate scale (the statue stands about 14 feet high): 'In this rock is a striking statueof King Parakrama carved, like that of the recumbent Buddha, in the solid rock. The monarch, who raised most of the temples and monuments of the city, stands with his back to his great works holding an ola, or palm leaf book, in his hands as if at the end of his glorious reign he had found in the study of the Buddhist...
Dates: 1910 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] - Polonnaruwa, 1910 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/327
Scope and Contents

A view showing two unidentified Europeans carrying shotguns and three Sri Lankan servants.

Dates: 1910 - 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] - Polonnaruwa, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/328
Scope and Contents

A view of the rest house at Polonnaruwa, a verandahed bungalow on a small incline.

Dates: 1910 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] - Polonnaruwa, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/330
Scope and Contents

A view looking across a wide curving river towards distant mountains.

Dates: 1910 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] - Polonnaruwa, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/331
Scope and Contents

A rather indistinct view showing cattle in a field.

Dates: 1910 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] - Polonnaruwa, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/332
Scope and Contents A view showing the Wata Dage and the Thuparama in the ruined city of Polonnaruwa. The Wata Dage, or Round House, are the circular halls built by King Karakrama. The Thuparama (left of slide) is a temple built in oblong form with a low, square tower.Polonnaruwa, situated in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka, 50 miles south-east of Anuradhapura, had been a royal residence of the rulers of Sri Lanka since 368 AD. It was only with the sacking of Anuradhapura by the Tamils in the...
Dates: 1910 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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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).

Dates: 1910 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] - Polonnaruwa, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/334
Scope and Contents

A view showing an unidentified ruin and various statues.

Dates: 1910 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] - Polonnaruwa, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/335
Scope and Contents

A view looking across the overgrown foundations of buildings towards a modern bungalow, probably the rest house.

Dates: 1910 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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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).

Dates: 1910 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] - Polonnaruwa, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/337
Scope and Contents

A view showing an unidentified temple standing atop a small but steep hill and surmounted by a conical tower.

Dates: 1910 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] - Polonnaruwa, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/338
Scope and Contents

A view looking along the entrance steps of a ruined temple towards the carved statue of a seated Buddha.

Dates: 1910 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] - Polonnaruwa, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/340
Scope and Contents

A view showing a statue of a seated Buddha, about 12 feet high, at the Kalu Gal Wihara (Black Rock Cave).

Dates: 1910 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] - Polonnaruwa, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/341
Scope and Contents

A view showing the statue of the dead Buddha and his disciple Ananda at the Kalu Gal Wihara.

Dates: 1910 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] - Polonnaruwa, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/342
Scope and Contents

A dark slide showing the statue of the dead Buddha and his disciple Ananda at the Kalu Gal Wihara.

Dates: 1910 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka] - Polonnaruwa Rest House, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/329
Scope and Contents

A view of the rest house at Polonnaruwa with trees in the foreground.

Dates: 1910 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Series

[Colombo, Kandy and the ruined cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa], 1895 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Ceylon/28-55
Scope and Contents

Monochrome postcards showing views in Colombo, Kandy and the ruined cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, published by Platé Ltd.

Dates: 1895 - 1900
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Gigantic Buddha at Polonaruwa, 1870 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302A/32
Scope and Contents

276 x 218 mm. Head on view of the colossal 46 ft long reclining Buddha at the Gal Wihare, Polonnaruwa. This rock shrine also contains two other massive statues and an inner temple carved from the brown granite. Photographer unknown, probably Scowen &Co.

Dates: 1870 - 1900
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Miscellaneous, 1908 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011B(LS)/420-464
Scope and Contents

Includes a number of scenes on board ship in 1914 and some miscellaneous unbacked slides which are largely duplicates, or similar to, those in other boxes.

Dates: 1908 - 1914
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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No. 209. Jetawanarama Vihare, Polonnaruwa, Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka], 1895 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Ceylon/50
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Monochrome postcards showing views in Colombo, Kandy and the ruined cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, published by Platé Ltd.

Dates: 1895 - 1900
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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No. 211 Gal Vihare, Polonnaruwa, Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka], 1895 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/PC Ceylon/51
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Monochrome postcards showing views in Colombo, Kandy and the ruined cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, published by Platé Ltd.

Dates: 1895 - 1900
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Polonaruwa, interior of Ceylon, 1870 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302A/31
Scope and Contents

271 x 217 mm. View from the north east looking along the north facade of the north temple at Polonnaruwa, the wall richly decorated with carved pillars and sculptures. The view shows the building before any large scale restoration had been effected. The temple was also known as the Demala Maha Saya. For plans, elevations and further photographs, see (ed) A.M. Hocart, 'Memoirs of the Archaeological Survey of Ceylon' (Colombo, 1926) Vol. 2. Photographer unknown, probably Scowen & Co.

Dates: 1870 - 1900
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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