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Title
Stūpa signage number 1
Creator
de Silva, Preethi
Date Created and/or Issued
2016
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
Edited text of this, now barely legible, metal plate reads: "Jetavana Stupa built as the main feature of the Jetavana Monastery during the reign of King Mahasen (272-303 AD) has subsequently undergone various renovations and developments during the reigns of kings such as Mitsen, Mahanaga, Dhatusena, Agbo I, Mugalan III etc. This was also the tallest brick monument in the world at the time. Mahavamsa mentions that when the stupa was last renovated by King Parakramabahu the Great (1153-1186 AD); it was 160 ancient cubits (120 meters) high. The stupa as it stands now is 73 meters high up to the broken spire. This stupa which was covered by [thick] vegetation with the fall of the Rajarata civilization was [partly] excavated and conserved by the British administration during the second half of the 19th century and thereafter by the archaeological department. Since 1981, archaeological research and [conservation] work are being done carried out by the Central Cultural Fund." It also include
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00692.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1086
Subject
Inscriptions
Time Period
Built in 3rd-4th century CE and thereafter
Place
Jetavana Monastery: Jetavana Stūpa
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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