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  • Tag Archive | "abhayagiri dagaba"

    Anuradhapura: The Ancient Center Of Sri Lankan Civilization

    Tuesday, December 8, 2009


    Anuradhapura: The Ancient Center Of Sri Lankan Civilization
    Anuradhapura, is one of the major historic place in Sri Lanka, appreciated for its well preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization. The city got listed under the UNESCO world heritage site in the year 1982. The ancient city, sacred to the Buddhist world, is surrounded by monasteries spread over an area of 40sq km. the city is strategically located between major ports of northwest and northeast. Where it is located The city lies 205 km north of the current capital Colombo in Sri Lanka’s North Central Province, on the banks of the historic Malvathu Oya. From the pages of past As per the historical records the city was founded in the 5th century and during the time period 700 to 600 BC the settlement in Anuradhapura grew over a region of 50 ha. It was surrounded by irrigable  [...]

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