Ancient City of Sigiriya (UNESCO/NHK)

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James Blake Wiener
by UNESCO TV NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai
published on 26 July 2018
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The ruins of the capital built by the parricidal King Kassapa I (477—95) in Sri Lanka lie on the steep slopes and at the summit of a granite peak standing some 180m 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.

Source: UNESCO TV / © NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai
URL: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/202/

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Kyokai, U. T. N. N. H. (2018, July 26). Ancient City of Sigiriya (UNESCO/NHK). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1396/ancient-city-of-sigiriya-unesconhk/

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Kyokai, UNESCO TV NHK Nippon Hoso. "Ancient City of Sigiriya (UNESCO/NHK)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 26, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1396/ancient-city-of-sigiriya-unesconhk/.

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Kyokai, UNESCO TV NHK Nippon Hoso. "Ancient City of Sigiriya (UNESCO/NHK)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Jul 2018. Web. 18 Oct 2021.