Sigiriya Rock in the Morning Mist.
Photo and Text by Siri
Fifteen centuries ago, for 18 years from 477 to 495 A.D., Sigiriya was the capital of Sri Lanka.

The eldest son of King Dhatusena, Prince Kasyapa, whose mother was a commoner, fearing that his younger brother whose mother was of royal blood, will succeed the aging father to the throne, entombed the father alive within a wall, and took over the kingdom.

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