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Title
Parākrama Samudra: Reservoir: Tank
Creator
de Silva, Preethi
Date Created and/or Issued
1999
Publication Information
Claremont Colleges Library
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Ancient Cultural Sites and Royal Residences
Rights Information
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Description
The Parākrama Samudra or Sea of King Parākramabāhu the Great is the largest of over 160 major tanks or reservoirs built by the king, absorbing two earlier tanks (Topaveva, 4th century CE) and Dimbutuluveva. As now restored, the bund is 8.5 miles long and 40 feet in height, covering an area of 5350 acres.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01215.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1278
Subject
Reservoirs
Irrigation
Time Period
12th century CE
Place
"Sea" of King Parākramabāhu the Great: Parakrama Samudra
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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