The Solar Orientation of the Lion Rock Complex in Sri Lanka

The Solar Orientation of the Lion Rock Complex in Sri Lanka

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Author(s): Amelia Carolina Sparavigna

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DOI: 10.18483/ijSci.335 514 1298 60-62 Volume 2 - Nov 2013


This paper discusses the solar orientation of the archaeological complex of Sigiriya, the Lion Rock, in Sri Lanka. We can see that the axis of this complex is oriented with the sunset of the zenithal sun.


Satellite Mas, Solar orientation, Archaeoastronomy


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