Fieldwork begins in Fuvahmulah (Gnaviyani Atoll)

The MHS team has now completed the survey of Laamu Atoll, covering 70 islands on which we have documented 92 sites including 255 structures, 969 old gravestones, 107 grave enclosures, and 48 small artefacts. Upon wrapping up that work, the team has now moved on to the island of Fuvahmulah (Gnaviyani Atoll).

Upon arrival there, work commenced at the site of the old Gen Mosque. On site we were visited by a television crew from Maldives Public Service Media (PSM), who recorded footage of the team at work and interviewed team members in Dhivehi. A segment featuring the Maldives Heritage Survey was subsequently broadcast nationally on 10 October, 2018.


15 October 2018