National Geographic : 1946 Nov
Marlin T.Griffin Sigiriya, a Granite Mushroom, Blooms Out of a Paddy Field. Water Buffaloes Now Keep the Ruined Court ofKing Kasyapa Near this spot two brothers' armies met "like two seas that had burst their bounds." Kasyapa, the parricide, lostthe battle and hislife. Hiseagle's-nest palace, built atop the 400-foot Lion Rock, was left to decay. Where stood an artisans' city at the base of hiscitadel, thejungle hascrept in.