The Ruin of Ancient Ceylon

@article{Murphey1957TheRO,
  title={The Ruin of Ancient Ceylon},
  author={Rhoads Murphey},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  year={1957},
  volume={16},
  pages={181 - 200}
}
  • R. Murphey
  • Published 1 February 1957
  • History
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
The study of abandoned civilizations, and of the reasons for the disaster, is a field in which many imaginations have wandered. In several parts of Southeast Asia, notably in Cambodia, northern Siam (the Kingdom of Haripunjaya), the Pagan area in the dry zone of Burma, and the dry zone of Ceylon, this pattern has been repeated. Only in Ceylon is there a more or less continuous historical record, plus numerous stone inscriptions, to assist in solving the puzzle. Otherwise the cases are… 

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