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Sri Lanka Archaeology


Public Lecturer – POWER OF CURATING: Making Museums Come Alive

POWER OF CURATING: Making Museums Come Alive AMERICAN CENTER HOSTS A PUBLIC LECTURE POWER OF CURATING Making Museums Come Alive Speaker: Karen Lee Smithsonian Curator Wednesday 2013 July 24 3:00 pm National...

Call for Papers – International Conference on Asian Art, Culture and Heritage Colombo, Sri Lanka 21st-23rd August 2013

Important Dates Date Submission of Abstracts April 20, 2013 Acceptance of Abstracts May 10, 2013 Submission of Full Papers June 15, 2013 Conference August 21-23 2013 The Centre for Asian Studies of the University...

“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...

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.

Surgery in an ancient kingdom

It’s 12th century Polonnaruwa---Prof. Leelananda Prematilleke and Prof. Arjuna Aluwihare go back in time to discuss a unique find worldwide; a hospital with advanced surgical instruments.

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.

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.

Book Launch – Rock Painting and Engraving Sites in Sri Lanka

  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...

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.

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...


(COLOMBO, SRILANKA, 22-24 AUGUST 2012) home remedies for gout payday loans in los angeles ca The Last date for sending registration forms/ abstracts has been extended to...

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