Assam's Charaideo Maidam nominated for UNESCO world heritage tag

Assam's Charaideo Maidam nominated for UNESCO world heritage tag

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Category : National Published on: January 24 2023

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  • Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that Charaideo Moidams (pyramids) is India's nomination for UNESCO's world heritage site status in the cultural category for 2023-24.
  • Out of 52 sites Assam's site is selected by the government of India.
  • Also known as the Pyramids of Assam, the moidams in Charaideo have been likened to the royal tombs of ancient China and the Egyptian pyramids.
  • It is associated with Ahom dynasty that ruled Assam for six centuries from 1228 to 1826.
  • Charaideo was the first capital established by king Sukapha — the kingdom’s founder and also gave Asom or Assam its current name.
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