Ceylon 1955 Reel 9 of 24

Category: Travelogue

Length: 17:53

Film ID F16-0089
Film Description Reel 9 of 24
Unedited travelogue


Reel 9 of 24
Unedited travelogue

1955: Reel 9: Ceylon. July 26-29

On way to Anuradhapura, Minital,Polonnaruwa.
Crawling bug.
Elephant skull. [cu]
Monoliths of a Palace (1600 stone pillars 12' high in 40 parallel rows).
A dagoba.
Other dagobas.
Splitting rock,[cu].
Third century B.C. dagobas.
Tank (water?.
Circular hole in rock.
Inscribed slab giving rules and regulations for priests of monastery.
Stone foot bath.
Grindstone used for medicinal herbs.
Grooved stone.
A stone medicine boat.
Stone carving and cow.
Statue of Buddha.
Shot of most famous moonstone in Sri Lanka(4th century A.D.).
Moonstone is a semicircular slab peculiar to Sinhalese architecture .
Guard-stone (7th century A. D ) monkeys.
Urinal Western monastery.
Another view of monastery ruins.
Views of Tissa Wewa, 3rd century B.C.
View of rock temple.(Isurumuniya Temple) Carved in rock with large seated Buddha inside.
Views of tank, (water?)
Monkeys--long tails. [ws]
Stone carvings.
Lotus bath,(the petals feed underground from tank.
Parasite tree.
Buddha,carved out of living rock.
Reclining Buddha (46' long)[mws]
Rock temple, distant view.
Kiri Vehera dagoba (Polonnaruwa).
Pounding dung.
Buddha and carving in temple of the tooth.
Urinal and lavatory.
Place where they displayed sacred tooth.
Stone for washing feet.
Fitted stone covering brick work on part of tooth
Stone book weighs 20 tons (Transported 60 miles, using wooden rollers and elephants).
The Queens' bath.(restored)[mws] -
Outlet from tank.
Stone bathing pool constructed by King Para-Kiama-baku ( ?) [int. dark]
Water buffalo, hobbled by hoof-ties.
Colored statue in building.
Elephants removing timber from forest. (Note: how elephant manipulates log.)
Sigirya Palace built c.477 A D.(42 steps, 3 acres); a granite protruding rock 400 feet high.
Base of rock.(Sigirya Palace)
Steps cut in rock; several views of Sigirya Palace.
People climbing to top of rock via modern steps.
Various views of Sigirya Palace.
View of plain from top; forest and tanks. (Sigirya Palace )
Frescoes (see Mr. Kintner's note)
Departing view of Sigirya.
Bullocks in tank.
A "scarecrow". [mws]
Lime kiln.
Man carrying breadfruit on head.
Another lime kiln.
Woman breaking limestone.
Shelter, (thatched)
Loading kiln.
Rice paddies--terraced.
Bullock working in paddy,
Tea plantation and tea country.
Row of tea workers in road.
Several water falls. (Note: one that runs down side of mountain in straight line.
Tea country.
Video Category Travelogue
Film Creator Watson Kintner
Topics Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, Minital, Polonnaruwa, Antiquities, Buddhist sculpture, Dagobas, Kiri Vehera dagoba, Isurumuniya Temple, Tissa Wewa, Archaeological sites

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