Sacred City of Anuradhapura (UNESCO/NHK)

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James Blake Wiener
by UNESCO TV NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai
published on 27 July 2018
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This sacred city was established around a cutting from the 'tree of enlightenment', the Buddha's fig tree, brought there in the 3rd century B.C. by Sanghamitta, the founder of an order of Buddhist nuns. Anuradhapura, a Ceylonese political and religious capital that flourished for 1,300 years, was abandoned after an invasion in 993 A.D.

Source: UNESCO TV / © NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai
URL: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/200/

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Kyokai, U. T. N. N. H. (2018, July 27). Sacred City of Anuradhapura (UNESCO/NHK). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1460/sacred-city-of-anuradhapura-unesconhk/

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Kyokai, UNESCO TV NHK Nippon Hoso. "Sacred City of Anuradhapura (UNESCO/NHK)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 27, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1460/sacred-city-of-anuradhapura-unesconhk/.

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Kyokai, UNESCO TV NHK Nippon Hoso. "Sacred City of Anuradhapura (UNESCO/NHK)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Jul 2018. Web. 15 Oct 2021.