Boulder Arch

Image title: Boulder Arch

Description of the photo

Photograph of the “Boulder Arch ” of the Sigiriya rock fortress and archaeological site.

Sinhala transcription:
ශිලා ද්වාරය
śilā dvāraya
shila dvaraya

Tamil transcription:
கல்லினாலான வளைவு
kalliṉālāṉa vaḷaivu
kallinalana valaivu

In Sanskrit this would be known as Śilādvāra (शिलाद्वार, shila-dvara).

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: 1/160
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 1600
Focal length: 18mm

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Size: 3.40 MB
Resolution: 2000 x 3000
© Photograph by Gabe Hiemstra.
License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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