Isdhoo Mound, Laamu Atoll

A large earthen mound, the remains of a Buddhist havitha, with an average diameter of 7.5m. The surface of the mound is currently covered with pieces of coral rubble, among which are also several fragments of more finely worked coral stone blocks with ornamental details. A scatter of cowrie shells (monetaria moneta) was also found by the MHS survey on the summit in April 2018. Traces of a wall around the base on the north-east side has also been recorded, and a finely carved stone fragment from a stupa base was found along the south-face. This large mound appears to have been part of a larger Buddhist complex and the ruins of a number of other structures in the surrounding area were recorded during the survey.