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
A prehistoric skeleton, estimated to be 12,000 years old, has been found in Fa Hien Cave in Sri Lanka. Director General of the Archaeological Department Dr. Senarath Dissanayaka has said that a full skeleton of the Balangoda Man was found during excavations of the Fa-Hien cave. This is the first time
Authorities in China are seeking permission to search for ancient Chinese shipwrecks off the coast of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka, an Indian Ocean island, was a key trading post along the ancient Silk Route which saw silk, spices and handicrafts travel by road and sea between Asia and Europe. The seas around
A piece of silk cloth which dates back to the 2nd century A.D. has been found in Sri Lanka. The piece of silk cloth was excavated from an ancient Buddhist pagoda, Kotavehera Stupa at Daliwala in Rambukkana of Kegalle district. Tests conducted by an Australian archeological expert has proven that the piece
A 1,000-year-old inscribed stone slad has been found at the future site of a cricket stadium in Sri Lanka. The inscribed stone slab has a large perforation at the centre reminding of anchors and sluice-gates. Academics are concerned about the safe custody of the inscription with the Department of Archaeology.
Grinding stones, painted pots, granite tools and other artifacts dating back 3,300 years have been found in Sri Lanka, making them the oldest artifacts yet found on the island. An archaeological site more than 3330 years old has been found in the Udaranchamadama area in Embilipitiya, Sri Lanka, by a group