This is a short summary of one of the articles from Webzine SILKROADIA VOL.4 NO.1. For more specialized information, please download our Webzine and read "Sigiriya: the Eighth Wonder of the World" written by Amali Ranavi Thanthrige, member of 'Youth as Researchers' program of UNESCO and working as a youth climate activist.
Sigiriya is located in Matale District in central Sri Lanka. One of the amazing points of attraction of this rock is its elegant wall art portraying ancient queens of Sri Lanka. These paintings have female figures, often wearing similar costumes and jewelry, as well as having similar facial expressions. Moreover, the walls not only have some beautiful murals of ancient women, but also have some unique scrolls. Although there are different stories about the origin of Sigiriya, the one that’s widely accepted in Sri Lanka is that it used to be the palace of the late King Kasspa.
In today’s world, one way to understand the connections between religions, cultures, and people is through studying or visiting the remaining historical sites. These sites tell a story about the country’s history and that makes it important to preserve any of the remaining historical sites.
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