King Kasyapa built a castle on top of Lion Rock (Sigiriya), in Sri Lanka, about 1500 years ago. The castle ruins look 1500 years old but the whole complex appears to be older and looks like others that we have no idea how old the original site was. I call it Lion Head Rock...it's Lion Rock. www.holymtn.com/fountain/water.htm Visitors to the palace entered via a stone stairway that took them into the lion's mouth and through its throat -- hence Sigiriya's alternative name, "Lion Rock." Only the lion's massive paws remain today, but they indicate how gigantic the rest of the carving must have been. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigiriya www.selcoholidays.com/your-sri-lanka/sigiriya-fortress-sky www.ottsworld.com/blogs/hiking-sigiriya-sri-lanka/ Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g304141-d317483-Reviews-Citadel_of_Sigiriya_Lion_Rock-Sigiriya_Matale_District_Central_Province.html www.holymtn.com/SriLanka/lionrock.htm Nothing in Sri Lanka captures the imagination more than a 200 meter lump of granite that rises starkly above the flat central plains about three and a half hours' drive from Colombo. Sigiriya (say see-gih-REE-yah) has it all -- a blood-stained history full of intrigue, astonishing frescos of bare-breasted maidens painted 15 centuries ago, a wall covered in graffiti that is more than 1,000 years old and, to top it all, Asia's oldest surviving landscape garden. Dark deeds led to the establishment of (Sigiriya as the center of the ancient Sinhalese Kingdom for a period of 18 years in the late 5th Century. The reign of King Dhatusena came to an abrupt end in 477 A.D. when his throne was seized by Kasyapa, his son by a wife of unequal birth. Kasyapa's action was prompted by the fear that his younger half-brother Mogallan, who was born of the anointed queen, would take over the throne. Kasyapa was convinced that his father was hiding a cache of treasure from him, and demanded that the King reveal where this wealth was hidden.