A King's Eye View - Gardens and Beyond
Photo and Text by Siri
After the defeating Kasyapa, the new King Mogallana, moved the capital back to Anuradhapura. For some five hundred years after that, sightseers scaled the citadel to take in the view from the top and also to gawk at the frescoes of bare-breasted maidens on the rock wall just above the "mirror wall." Just like some modern day tourists, these early tourists to the citadel also left their marks at the site, in the form of graffiti on the mirror wall. These prose and poems, some more than thousand years old, give a rare insight to the lives, and customs of peoples who lived in Sri Lanka, many hundreds of years ago.
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