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Architecture of Sri Lanka

C. E. Godakumbura

Architecture of Sri Lanka

by C. E. Godakumbura

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Published by Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Sri Lanka in [Colombo] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Sri Lanka.
    • Subjects:
    • Architecture -- Sri Lanka

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby C. E. Godakumbure.
      SeriesThe Culture of Sri Lanka ;, 5
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsNA1510.6 .G62
      The Physical Object
      Pagination43 p., [14] leaves of plates :
      Number of Pages43
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4527597M
      LC Control Number76904877

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