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Jacques Coulardeau at Amazon (10)
HUMANITY OF TOMORROW
October 5, 2005
December 27-31, 2005
Lanka's King Kasyapa’s fall in 495 CE,
Sigiriya goes back to being religious
probably with pilgrimages. Many visitors are proved and documented. Inside the
Mirror Wall covered with a special lustrous plaster, all along the gallery
under the frescoes, between the 9th and the 13th
centuries, essentially between the 9th and 11th
centuries, visitors inscribed small poems in traditional form composed of two
or four lines in full agreement with contemporary poetics. Note this confirms a
high educational level among the visitors. These small poems known as the
Sigiri Graffiti are most of the time signed and we thus can know the names and
social positions of their authors. There are about 1,200 poems of which about
900 have been published: 685 by Dr S. Paranavitana in 1956 and 150 in 1990 and 1994 by
Benille Priyanka who is working on the remaining 300 or so. In the following
selection I used the year of publication, 56, 90 and 94, and the number in
these publications to identify them.
This is a translation in English and in French of a
selection of Sigiri Graffiti.
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