Conservation of the Sacred City of Anuradhapura with reference to its historic cultural setting and urban development of the North Central Province of Sri Lanka

Veranjan, Kurukulasuriya Nimal (2005) Conservation of the Sacred City of Anuradhapura with reference to its historic cultural setting and urban development of the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. In: 15th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Monuments and sites in their setting - conserving cultural heritage in changing townscapes and landscapes’, 17 – 21 oct 2005, Xi'an, China. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

The subject area of this paper is Anuradhapura, presently a provincial capital with a population of 60,000. Although it is presently situated in the NCP its location needs to be looked at in a wider context. This region has been populated at least since the 9th century BC. (1) Legend has it that a major Aryan settlement took place in the 6th century B.C. (2) There are adequate archaeological remains to conclude that the whole region has been populated from then onwards until the medieval period. As such the region under scrutiny will be the northern plains of Sri Lanka

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Veranjan, Kurukulasuriya NimalUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: historic site; historic town; archaeological remains; setting; urban development; conservation; World Heritage List
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 07. Management
D.URBANISM > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 05. Sites
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Sacred City of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
UNESCO WHC Number: 200
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2010 17:40
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:15
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URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/386

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