Unavailability of maps of the ancient burial grounds of Ahom royals, in the Charaideo district has compelled the district authority to approve the plea of history enthusiasts to start a fresh survey of the history monuments. The lack of proper maps of the ‘maidams’ stand as a hurdle for the aspiring world heritage site tag from UNESCO.
These maidams, where bodies of members of Ahom royal families were buried with valuables, are allegedly facing encroachment from all sides, despite its immense historical importance for resembling the Egyptian pyramids. The maidams have been attracting researchers from across the country and abroad.
As Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal has taken an interest to get the UNESCO tag for the proposed Charaideo capital complex, members of the navigation committee of Charaideo maidams have prepared the proposed map of Charaideo capital complex, including a core zone and a buffer zone, which are being surveyed from last Monday.
According to the members of the navigation committee the compilation of the Charaideo dossier should start from January-February next year. Utpal Dutta, who is heading the survey team in Charaideo, said the survey of the historical lands of Charaideo is possible in the next three to four months.