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Ancient City of Polonnaruwa
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 993
Date of Inscription: 1982
Location: Asia, Sri Lanka, North Central Province, Polonnaruva District
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Description: Following the obliteration of Anuradhapura in 993, Polonnaruwa became the second capital of Sri Lanka. In addition to holding the Cholas constructed Brahmanic monuments, it encompasses the colossal ruins of the magnificent garden-city built by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 CE to reunite the country once more under a local leader. While Vijayabahu's victory and shifting of Kingdoms to the more strategic Polonnaruwa is considered significant, the real Polonnaruwa Hero of the history books is actually his grandson, Parakramabahu I. The city Polonnaruwa was also called as Jananathamangalam during the short Chola reign. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
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Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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