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Title
Signage Number 7: Main Refectory
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
Text: Remains of four phases of construction from the 1st century BC have been discovered at this Refectory, which is also mentioned in the 10th century Abhayagiriya inscription of King Kassyapa V (914-923 AD). Chinese Monk Fa-Hien in the fifth century mentions that 5,000 monks resided at Abhayagiriya. The stone canoe of 19 meters in length exceeds the capacity of 5,000 alms bowls and underground conduits supplying water to the building are also visible.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00564.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/706
Subject
Signs and signboards
Time Period
From 1st century BCE to 10th century CE
Place
Abhayagiri Monastery
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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