National Geographic : 1946 Nov
An American Surveys the Ceylon Jungle from a Walk Where a King's Sentinels Kept Watch 15Centuries Ago A plaster wall shields a gallery leading to the Lion Staircase House. Behind this parapet Sigiriya's guardians were safefrom any flying weapon. Just above the iron steps there is a cage in which fees are collected from visitors. Above it, two Yanks climb the spiral staircase.