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Ancient City of Sigiriya
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 477–95
Date of Inscription: 1982
Location: Asia, Sri Lanka, Central Province, Matale District
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Description: The parricidal King Kassapa I (477–95) erected the capital at the summit and on the vertical slopes of a granite peak, now its ruins stand some 370 m high upon the 'Lion's Rock', which towers above the surrounding jungle. A string of galleries and staircases emerge from the mouth of a gigantic brick and plaster-constructed lion, which provides admittance to the site. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Sigiriya is an archeological site in Central Sri Lanka. It contains the ruins of an ancient palace complex, built during the reign of King Kasyapa (477 – 495 AD). It is one of the seven World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka and is one of its most popular tourist destinations. --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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