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POSTED AT 11:58 AM 26-03-2017

Lichen Sigiriya lion paws

Image courtesy: Sri Lanka

The Department of Archaeology discovered that a lichen species has spread over the iconic Lion’s Paws framing the staircase up the Sigiriya rock. Large spots have grown, disfiguring the ruins.

The department stated that a special restoration unit will be assigned next week to bring the it back to its former appearance.

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