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Ancient Guard-stone at Anuradhapura
Ancient Guard-stone at Anuradhapura - The ruins of Sri Lanka’s ancient kingdoms are a testament to the architectural skill of our ancestors. They have several unique architectural features including intricately carved stairs, the moonstones that lie at the foot of the stairs, and the guard stones that are placed on either side of the stairs at the entrances to these historic and religious sites. Among these, the guard stones, known as muragal in Sinhalese, are particularly fascinating. These features of Sinhalese architecture have both practical and decorative purposes.
Issued Country Sri Lanka
Issued Year 1958
Category Buddhist Image Events Buddhist Arts
Type Postage Stamps
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