Publication of a web advertisement by the London based antiquity auctioneers Bonhams on January 10th 2013 under the title of “Rare Buddhist Anuradhapura period (377 BC – 1017 AD) Indian carved stone temple step discovered by Bonhams in a Devon garden will be sold in London” created a considerable public and media interest in Sri Lanka. This is the study report of that moonstone.
An international team comprised of experts in diving and underwater archaeology from Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines participated in the assessment of a shipwreck at Godawaya, Sri Lanka. The main objective of the exploration was to make assessment of the wreck site based on the data generated during the fieldwork.
Author : Raj Somadewa PhD Publisher: The Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya Prize: Rs. 9000/= / ₤ 45/= / $ 65/= (10% discount available for booksellers) ISBN: 978-955-8522-12-7 This book presents the results of a two years field survey project carried out on the Rock Paintings and Engraving(RPE) sites in Sri Lanka. 23 RPE sites out of 57 […]
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The shipwreck Earl of Shaftsbury is buried on the southern coast of Sri Lanka very close to a frequented tourist destination. It was run aground hitting on a rock at Akurala about three miles away from the shore. In 1893 when sailing from Bombay to Diamond Island the ship sailed past Rangoon through Colombo harbour after unloading charcoal.