2,000-year-old hospital found in Sri Lanka

Published on December 26th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

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A hospital which dates back 2,000 years has been found in the ancient city of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka.  

Archaeological researchers of Sri Lanka have discovered the ruins of an ancient hospital, believed to be about 2,000 years old, in Anuradhapura, the historic capital city of North Central Province.

The ruins of the ancient hospital have been found near the ancient Thuparamaya Dagoba that is believed to have been initially constructed in third century B.C.

A spa, medical rooms and medical equipment including grinding stones and knives have been recovered so far. A latrine system that is carved in rock has also been identified.

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