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From the text of signage number 49: "This giant inscription which assumes the shape of a palm-leaf manuscript in stone has been a work of King Nissankamalla (1187-1196) and it is the largest stone inscription so far discovered. The inscription itself says that this large stone block was transported from Mihintale, some hundred kilometers away from Polonnaruva. It describes the genealogy, heroic and altruistic deeds of King Nissankamalla. The letters of the inscription were gilded with molten iron. There may have been a roof over the inscription for its protection...." The Galpota is 27.5 feet long and 4.5 feet wide.