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The Lalmai-Mainamati Group of monuments

Date of Submission: 17/02/1999
Criteria: (ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
Department of Archeology
State, Province or Region:
On the Lalmai-Mainamati Ridge, Comilla District, Sylhet Division, north-east Bagladesh
Ref.: 1209
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Description

Some fifty archaeological sites have been identified on an area of elevated land 18km long and 4,5km wide, representing a major religious and political centre without parallel in the sub -continent. It appears to have been the religious centre from which Buddhism was spread to South East Asia.