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Sri Lanka mulls glass screen to protect ancient graffiti at Sigiriya

Mirror Wall, Sigiriya.
Mirror Wall, Sigiriya. Image by kwan kwan / CC BY 2.0

The Sri Lankan government is considering installing glass screens to protect the famous mirror wall at Sigiriya, which features graffiti written more than 1200 years ago by ancient visitors to the palace. Unfortunately, modern visitors have taken to adding less profound modern graffiti to the wall, destroying verses written by medieval poets. On Monday, the latest person to be caught vandalising the site was sentenced to two years in prison for defacing a national monument. Read more: sundaytimes.lk