Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sights at Mihinthale, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

Sights at Mihinthale. Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

Granite pillars.

Stone inscriptions.

Sights at Mihinthale.

A water cistern made of stone.

A wall of baked bricks.

A wall of granite.

Granite pillars.

Mihinthale sights, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

The floor of the 'Alms-hall'.

A brick lined passage-way.

A stone-cistern to contain water into which flowing water was conducted by granite pipes.

The lush greenery around.
The archaeological finds at this site of more than 2300 years of habitation is astounding. Almost all the structures remaining at present were made from granite or baked bricks. It was a stone-cutter who reigned supreme here. The vision of the builder was amazing.