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Sigiriya is a Paradise, Eden Gardens

Mysteries and secrets of ancient Sigiriya (Sigiriya, Sri Lanka).

Machine processing of granite, megaliths and the step pyramid. My impressions from her visit.

The official version (reference): Sigiriya (which means “lion rock”) — rock plateau, towering 370 meters above sea level and about 170 meters above the surrounding plain in the heart of the island of Sri Lanka. In the last quarter of the V century the king of kasapa arranged on a rock impregnable fortress and its palaces, around which were depicted, water-filled ditches. Around the rocks were broken vast gardens, which beat almost the world’s first fountain. The top of the plateau were monumental Lion gate. Before and after the reign of Kasapa on the cliff there was a cave baddeckenstedt. The existence of complex Europeans only became known in 1907.

View of Sigiriya from the height of bird flight:

The strongest impression is that SIGIRIYA NEVER HAD ANY PALACES, as is commonly believed according to the official version. The complex is a Grand structure on five levels. No buildings or ruins – only terraces, gardens, swimming pools. Disneyland. Eden. Paradise. Place for the Palace simply does not. Places for servants, kitchens, guard of harem, sheds, stables, etc. – no. No ruins or traces of them there. All available brick and stone man-made structures are complete and not like “foundations”. The feeling that the complex was designed solely for aesthetic pleasure

contemplation of its beauty and swimming in the many pools.

The upper part of the complex, built atop the Sigiriya rock is a step pyramid with a flat top approximately 17 m by 11 m. the upper platform plate – “Palace” (the Palace). Cool. The Palace a total area of 187 m2. “Palace uncle Pumpkin” :-).

So we start our journey.

1. Lower, first level: a Complex of gardens, terraces and pools with fountains, a beautiful cascade of pools and landscaping, is surrounded by a wide moat (stone) with crocodiles. Crocodiles live in it still. Cleared the length of the moat, is accessible to tourists for about 2.4 kilometres.

The tiered terraces of brick are flat, smooth, finished surface, the slightest sign of walls, buildings, structures or their remains (ruins). This is the TERRACE, not the foundations.