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Assam's Charaideo Moidams Recommended For UNESCO World Heritage Status

The nomination of the Moidams at Charaideo for the UNESCO World Heritage List recognises their historical and cultural significance. It shines a spotlight on the rich heritage of Assam and the northeast region of India

Charaideo Moidam Photo: Wikipedia

Nestled in upper Assam, the burial places of Ahom kings and queens, known as "Moidams," have garnered international attention. These pyramid-like structures at Charaideo have been recommended for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), an essential advisory body to UNESCO. This prestigious recommendation came through in the ICOMOS report titled "Evaluations of Nominations of Cultural and Mixed Properties" for the 46th ordinary session of the World Heritage Committee, scheduled in New Delhi from July 21 to 31.

If selected, the 90 royal burials at Charaideo would mark a historic milestone, becoming the first cultural heritage site in the entire northeast region of India to receive such esteemed recognition. The ICOMOS report highlights the significance of these Moidams, noting their representation of the Tai-Ahom's 600-year-old traditions at Charaideo.