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

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

12,000-year-old skeleton found in Sri Lanka

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

China seeks to search for Silk Route wrecks off Sri Lanka coast

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

Silk cloth from 2nd century A.D. found

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

Inscribed stone slab found in Sri Lanka

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.

2,000-year-old shipwreck found off Sri Lankan coast

A ship has been located which sunk off the coast of Sri Lanka over 2,000 years ago. Archaeologist Sanath Karunarathne says it is believed that the newly found ship is older than 2,000 years. Historical items including a stone bench with an ancient inscription have also been discovered among the

12th century wall in Sri Lanka destroyed

A wall in Sri Lanka which dates back to the 12th century was destroyed by construction workers puting in a new water line. An ancient wall which was said to have been built by King Parakramabahu the Great to protect the city was destroyed by an organised group using backhoes.

3,300-year-old artifacts found at site in Sri Lanka

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