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Title
Goldfish Park: Bathing pool: chamber with stone bed
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
Located below the bund of the Tissa Wewa (artificial reservoir) on the east side, the park today comprises circa 40 acres. According to an inscription at Vessagiriya nearby, water was supplied to the park by the Tissaweva. There are a total of two stone bathing pools and one pond. The bathing pools would have served members of the royal house. This is the northern bath including on its western side a separate chamber with a moulded bed cut out of rock, which would possibly have been used for spa treatments. The rocky landscape to its south and bund of the Tissa Wewa are behind it.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00643.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/770
Subject
Ponds
Bathhouses
Time Period
Begun in the 3rd century BCE
Place
Ranmasu Uyana or Magul Uyana (Goldfish Park or Royal Park)
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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