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A Mysterious Palace in the Sky: Ancient City of Sigiriya


Language: English

The ruins of the capital built by the parricidal King Kassapa I (477–95) lie on the steep slopes and at the summit of a granite peak standing some 370 m 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.


on this subject: WHC documentation about this site


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Place/region: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, Asia and the Pacific
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: NHK; UNESCO TV
Sponsor: UNESCO WHC
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Rights: NHK; UNESCO TV
 

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Original: Video.MP4
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UMAS reference: AVFONDS-000250-NHK-202
Rights holder: NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation