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Pre-historic Burial Site – Well preserved and maintained

We visited the little-known Ibbankatuwa megalithic tomb site situated five kilometres from Dambulla... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Seevali D
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Fascinating archaeological site on the way to Sigiriya

This is a pre historic tomb of native Sri Lankans. Carbon testing confirms to be 4000 yrs old. This... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
dumiari
,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
via mobile
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Our driver stoped here because he had never been and was curious

I am glad he did

Nice little historical site which is beautiful and well maintained

Small museum of finds

Interesting to see the remaining elements of this ancient culture

2  Thank Albia-Newton
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

It is amazing I saw a bill board about ancient crematory while passing Kurunegala- Dambulla Road in Sri Lanka. The site is very nicely planned and the staff is there to explain in case of you are more in to details. There you can see the clay pots used by ancient people to put the ash of their deceased loved ones and bury ceremonially at this place. The researches are still going on so please be careful to not to harm to any of the artifacts and burial site. Great place to see.

Thank Cabe A
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

This is a well preserved and arranged ancient burial site around 600BC. Those who lived in Sri Lanka at that time had the technology to make pottery and toughen them using heat. They have cremated the dead and deposited ash in a clay pot with their jewelries. Then buried it under a stone structure. There many clusters of burial sites unearthed and believe still there are many to discover over a 13 hectare area.

Thank Amila Dananjaya D
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

This ancient burial , reveals an ancient burial site of megalithic pre- historic age of Sri Lanka.,easy way to find few kilometers from Dabulla town on the kurunagala road .

Thank dasunnirmalpathmakum
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

This ancient burial place lays on the way from colombo towards dambulla, about 5 km before the Dambulla city
The place is well maintained and offers you a nice view on early human life.
The ceramics and pots from the excavations are currently stored in a room in the Dambulla painting museum, who is just beside the dambulla cave temples with the boeddha's.

Thank Daniel19721972
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