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Identifier: journalofceylonb16roya
Title: Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
Year: 1800 (1800s)
Authors: Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Ceylon Branch
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Publisher: Colombo
Contributing Library: Natural History Museum Library, London
Digitizing Sponsor: Natural History Museum Library, London


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s bearing this date may be found in Ceylon.I beg to remain, &c, Ladislaus Michael,Archbishop of Thebes and Delegate Apostolic. II.—Account in the Ceylon Independent, September 7, 1898.Footprints of Portugal.—The old building at the root of theBreakwater, which for years did duty as headquarters of the HarbourPolice, had always borne the reputation of being haunted, and anumber of weird stories are related of the uncanny phantom onemight meet about the spot. On Monday, while the coolies were at thework of demolishing the structure, a curious bit of engraving came tolight. One of the large rocks at the bottom of the building was foundto have carved on it an excellently executed Portuguese coat of arms,looking no older than a month, with the date 1501 rudely, but quitelegibly, carved to the right of it. In the vicinity of the stone there werefound a few human mouldy bones, which were taken by those acquaintedwith the tales of ghosts as evidence of their credibility. The discovery

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