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Plan of Sigiriya
Ramparts moats and gateways
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5th century activity ancient archaeological architectural artistic base Boulder Gardens brick Buddhist buildings built Cave central centre century BC cistern Citadel clearly complex connected consisting construction contain continued Cultural Dambulla dating described distinct earliest early east entire entrance evidence excavations extensive face figures finds Fresco graffiti Hall historical immediately indicate inner inscriptions interest iron Kasyapa king ladies later least Lion Staircase major metres Mirror Wall moat monastery monastic mountain natural occupation original outer paintings palace Paranavitana period phase Pidurangala plaster poems pools precinct present preserved Ramakale rampart readings record region remains rock-shelter roof royal sculptures sector seen settlements shelters side Sigiriya rock Sri Lankan steps stone summit surface surrounding symbolic temple terrace terracotta throne tions traditions urban visitors Water Gardens western