National Geographic : 1940 Dec
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Lawrence Copley Thaw In Deserted Polonnaruwa Are Statues Carved Out of Solid Rock Two Thousand Years Ago These relics found on the island of Ceylon are remarkably preserved, considering their antiquity. Cut from the cliffface isafigure ofAnanda, Buddha's chief disciple. The recumbent Buddha, before which a worshiper is kneeling, is 45 feet long. The city is 50 miles southeastofAnuradhapura (Plate XXV, lower).