Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka : City of Faith

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  • This sacred city was established around a cutting from the "tree of enlightenment," the Buddha's fig tree, brought there in the 3rd century B.C. by Sanghamitta, the founder of an order of Buddhist nuns. Anuradhapura, a Ceylonese political and religious capital that flourished for 1,300 years, was abandoned after an invasion in 993. Hidden away in dense jungle for many years, the splendid site, with its palaces, monasteries and monuments, is now accessible once again.


  • Originally released by Global Screen, 2011.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on October 12, 2017.
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  • Closed-captioned.


  • Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka: City of Faith (17:05)
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