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North of Abhayagiri monastery is the Palace of Mahasen (3rd century king) which is famous for the carved moonstone. Moonstones are of the most characteristic forms of classical Sinhalese sculpture and are a semi-circular pieces of stone with richly carved bands of animals: horses, lions, bulls, elephants, all in different poses

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