Sunday, November 1, 2020

Gal Athara Slab Inscription

Gal Athara Slab Inscription
The Gal Athara Slab Inscription is a stone slab that contains an inscription written in the mediaeval Sinhala language. Presently, this artifact has been placed at the premises of Dedigama Archaeological Museum.

The inscription
 
Period: 9-10th centuries A.D.
Script: Mediaeval Sinhala
Language: Mediaeval Sinhala
Content: This inscription records about a donation made to a certain institution. It says that the donation is valid as long as the sun and the moon exist and anyone who transgresses this proclamation may be born as a dog or a crow. However, complete reading is impossible due to the broken state of the slab.
Reference: The information board at the site by the Department of Archaeology.



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