Thursday, 2 August 2012

202 LK - Ancient City of Sigiriya (1982)

Brief Description

"The ruins of the capital built by the parricidal King Kassapa I (477–95) lie on the steep slopes and at the summit of a granite peak standing some 370 m high (the 'Lion's Rock', which dominates the jungle from all sides). A series of galleries and staircases emerging from the mouth of a gigantic lion constructed of bricks and plaster provide access to the site."


"锡吉里亚古城是弑亲的迦叶波一世(公元477-495年)时所建国都的遗址。锡吉里亚古城遗址位处陡峭的斜坡之上,位于高达370米的花岗岩山峰峰顶“狮子岩”上,这里人们可以从四面俯视整个丛林。用砖和灰泥修筑的长廊和台阶从巨狮口中延伸而出,通向锡吉里亚古城遗址 。"

Source UNESCO WH website
Courtesy of rita_simões from Portugal

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