Friday, July 26, 2019

Tomb of Adam, Talaimannar

Tomb of Adam, Talaimannar
An Islamic place of worship called by the locals as Tomb of Adam (or Adam's Grave) is located in Urumalai village in Talaimannar in Mannar District, Sri Lanka.

Folklore
Depending on traditional beliefs, the site is venerated by the local Muslim community as the grave where the giant bodies of Adam and Eve were buried.

Structures
The site contains two long semi-cylindrical structures lie on the sand. The structures are about 13 m long and 1.2 m wide (Asanga & Nishantha, 2018). By the side of the two structures is a small boat with the engraving 786 – 1968.

According to the local Muslim community, this is an ancient site with a long history. However, no any valid historical or archaeological evidences have been found from the site (Asanga & Nishantha, 2018).
Tomb of Adam, Talaimannar Tomb of Adam, Talaimannar
References
1) Asanga, M. V. G. K.; Nishantha, I. P. S., 2018. Mannarama Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Department of Archaeology (Sri Lanka). ISBN: 978-955-7457-10-9. p.79.
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This page was last updated on 27 July 2019

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