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“Samudrika” Maritime Archaeology Symposium & Exhibition

Maritime Archaeological Unit & Maritime Archaeological Museum, Galle Project, Central Cultural Fund is organizing a symposium & exhibition to mark the third anniversary of re-establishment after the Tsunami of the Maritime Archaeology Museum, Galle. Date: 20 th 21st of March 2013  From 09:00 - 17:00 Venue: Premises of the MAM, Fort, Galle   "Samudrika" - Maritime Archaeology Museum, Galle here The theme of the exhibition and symposium is  Maritime Archaeology and Traditional Fishing industry in Southern Province. zp8497586rq

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Settlement Patterns of the Malvatu Oya and Kala Oya Basins

Dr. Vidanapathirana's investigation of he relict cutural landscape of the two key river basins of the Malvatu Oya and Kala Oya has the distinction of being a pioneering study and the first book in the relatively neglected field of Sri Lanka's historical geography.

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Moonstone advertised for auction at the Bonhams auction in London, United Kingdom – The study report

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.

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Preliminary assessment of an early historic (2000 year old) shipwreck at Godawaya, Sri Lanka

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.

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Book Launch – Rock Painting and Engraving Sites in Sri Lanka

Cover Page 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 have been visited and photographically documented. The book contains a comprehensive text covering different aspects of the subject. This is the first full-fledge publication based on the Rock Paintings and buying cialis Engravings Sites in Sri Lanka. 135 colour plates, 20 [...]

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Reading of the contemporary social consciousness through the shipwreck Earl of Shaftsbury*

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.

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Ananda Coomaraswamy Memorial Conference on Asian Art and Culture – Call for papers

Ananda Coomaraswamy Memorial Conference on Asian Art and Culture University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 8th -10th September 2012 An international conference to mark the 135th birth anniversary and 65th death anniversary of Ananda Coomaraswamy will be held on 8th-10th September 2012 at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. The conference is being organized by the Centre for Asian Studies and the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Kelaniya with the collaboration of several other National and International Institutes. It will be inclusive of a two day academic session and a buy viagra professional online day tour. [...]

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SAARC INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON ARCHAEOLOGY OF BUDDHISM RECENT DISCOVERIES IN SOUTH ASIA

(COLOMBO, SRILANKA, 22-24 AUGUST 2012) home remedies for goutpayday loans in los angeles ca The Last date for sending registration forms/ abstracts has been extended to 25 June 2012. Buddhist Seminar 2012- Registration Form BACKGROUND THE CONFERENCE SESSIONS POST-CONFERENCE TOUR REGISTRATION FEE ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES CONVENOR 1. BACKGROUND In the last six decades or so – during the post-colonial period of the South Asian history, a lot of interest has been generated in the archaeology of this region. The French Archaeological Mission in Afghanistan [Délégation Archéologique Française en Afghanistan (DAFA)], Istituto Italiano per l’Africa e l’Oriente (IsIAO) Italian Archaeological Mission in [...]

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