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.