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The Rock Fortress of Sigiriya

March 16, 2011 Andy 0

The rock fortress of Sigiriya dates back to 473 AD when Kasyapa, the illegitimate son of King Dhatusena of Anuradhapura, fearing invasion from his half brother, built the impregnable fortress and on its summit created […] […]

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Surviving Sigiriya

March 4, 2011 Andy 0

“What are those tiny ledges cut into the face of the rock for?” I asked my guide.
“That is where the guards stood, Madam, and if the guard fell asleep, the rock would exact punishment.”
“What do you mean?”
“The guard simply fell to his death, Madam.”
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