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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sacred City of Anuradhapura, Srilanka

Card # 10
These postcard sent to me by Ravindra

Anuradhapura, according to legend, was first settled by Anuradha, a follower of Prince Vijaya the founder of the Sinhala race. Later, it was made the Capital by King Pandu kabhaya about 380 BCE. In 1982 this Sacred City of Anuradhapura has become UNESCO World Heritage Site. Is famous for ruins of ancient Lanka civilization.Archaeological saying it is date as far back as 10th century BC but according to historical data the city was founded in the 5th century BC. The city also had some of the most complex irrigation systems of the ancient world. Most of the great reservoir tanks still survive today, and some many be the oldest surviving reservoirs in the world. Anuradhapuram was permanently abandoned and hidden in the jungle for centuries after an invasion in 993 AD. Later in the 19th centuries it discover by the British and became a Biddhist pilgrimage site.
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