Historically, this island is known as the site of exile – and ultimate resting place – of Aiminaa Rani Kilegefaanu, who had held nominal authority at Malé during the turbulent mid-eighteenth century interregnum. The island was later deserted and the population relocated to Kalaidhoo on the island of Isdhoo in the 1950s. In September 2018, the Maldives Heritage Survey Team identified three sites on the island, including the ruins of two mosques and the remains of a large Muslim cemetery containing over 200 old coral stone grave markers. This short video, taken and edited by the field survey team, presents an informal look at their daily work on Hulhiyadhoo.
1 October 2018