Underground Water Conduit

Image title: Underground Water Conduit

Description of the photo

Photograph of the “Underground Water Conduit” of the Sigiriya rock fortress and archaeological site.

Sinhala Transcription:
භූගත ජල මාර්ගය
bhūgata jala mārgaya
bhugata jala margaya

Tamil Transcription
நிலக்கீழ் நீர் வழி
nilakkīḻ nīr vaḻi
nilakkizh nir vazhi

In Sanskrit this would be known as Bhūgata-jala-mārga (bhugata-jala-marga)

Gallery information:

These photos are taken at the Sigiriya rock in Sri Lanka. This archaeological important site dates to the 2nd century BC when it functioned as a monastery. In the fifth century, King Kassapa I transferred the administrative centre from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya in order to  rule from there. The on-site museum displays various artifacts and paintings found at the Sigiriya rock.

Photo details:
Date: 2023-09-03
Camera: SONY ILCE-6400
Exposure: 1/250
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 100
Focal length: 18mm

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Size: 3.22 MB
Resolution: 3000 x 2000
© Photograph by Gabe Hiemstra.
License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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