Jetavanaramya in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, was constructed by King Mahasen (272- 301 AD). It is the biggest pagoda in the world, as well as the tallest construction made of bricks, being more than 120 meters. It is believed that it took about 93,300,000 bricks to build it.
By the 4th century AD, the Jetavana pagoda was the 3rd tallest construction in the olden days- defeated only by 2 Egyptian pyramids.
The bath or (rice boat/ rice canoe) which was served rice to 3000 monks is to be seen even today.
7 gold pages were also found in the Jetavanarama area, which included the written Lord Buddha’s teachings- the Dhamma.
Not to mention the beautifully carved tusks. 400 carved tusks were also found in the sacred place.
Old selling (rock inscriptions) state that people who carve tusks were present since the BC era in Sri Lanka.
More exciting and surprising facts, as well as precious old artifacts, could be found in Sri Lanka’s Jetavanarama museum.