AHOM RAJA'S PALACE
Garhgaon
Sivasagar
GROUP OF FOUR MAIDAMS AT CHARAIDEO


Charaideo
Sivasagar
TALATALGHAR
Joysagar
Sivasagar
RANGHAR PAVILION
Joysagar
Sivasagar
VISHNUDOL
JOYSAGAR
Sivasagar

MAIDAM NO-2
LOCATION:Charaideo
DISTRICT:Sivasagar, Asaam
Fig 1:Maidam No-2

This is a burial site of the Ahom kings datable to 18th century AD. Built with massive vault of brick masonry of domical roof cover with hemispherical earthen mound is partially exposed on the western side of the maidam during the years 2000-01 to 2002-03. The octagonal enclosure wall around the maidam is also exposed. The burial goods inside the maidam are found disturbed due to pilferage, entered through a drilled hole in the roof in past, probably during the British period. However, fragmentary remains of ivory works,

metallic & wooden objects & skeletal remains are collected from the debris of the maidam chamber.
The ceramic assemblages are dominantly grey wares of fine fabrics to pale reddish to red wares. Majority of them are wheel turned and well fired with thin sections and made of well levigated clay. The ceramic assemblage appears to be deluxe variety. The identifiable forms include bowls, basins, miniature pots and bowls with footed base etc.

Fig 2:Maidam Charaideo