Sakwala Chakraya from Lanka

Sakwala Chakraya

This ancient "map of the world"-perhaps the oldest in existence is of quite extraordinary interest. Its presence here, within an eremite's cave at an out-of-the way nook of ancient Anuradhapura, testifies to the antiquity of that astronomical lore still pursued in some of the Buddhist monasteries of Ceylon.

Tissavewa Ruins - Archaeological Survey of Ceylon - Annual Report - 1901
by H. C. P. Bell C.C.S., Archaeological Commissioner

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