ASI Survey to Trace 50 Missing Monuments in the Country (Download PDF)

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As many as 24 monuments have been declared “untraceable” by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Out of these, 11 monuments are in Uttar Pradesh, two each in Haryana, Delhi, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan, while one each in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, and West Bengal.

Image of 50 Missing Monuments in the Country

Image of 50 Missing Monuments in the Country

Image of 50 Missing Monuments in the Country

Classification of Missing Monuments

Table Contain Shows the Classification of Missing Monuments

Table Contain Shows the Classification of Missing Monuments

Number of monuments/sites affected due to rapid urbanization

14

Number of monuments/sites submerged under reservoir/dam

12

Number of monuments/sites which are untraceable

24

Steps to Trace Missing Monuments

The steps taken to locate/trace/restore and recover the missing monuments include verification of

  • old records

  • revenue maps

  • referring published report

  • physical inspection

  • deployment of team to trace them

Complete List of Missing Monuments

List of untraceable state-wise monuments and sites.

Table Contain Shows the List of Missing Monuments

Table Contain Shows the List of Missing Monuments

Assam

1.

Guns of Emperor Sher Shah, Sadia, Tinsukia

Arunachal Pradesh

2.

The Ruins of Copper Temple, Paya, Lohit

Haryana

3.

Kos Minar, Mujesar, Faridabad

4.

Kos Minar, Shahabad, Kurukshetra

Uttarakhand

5.

Kutumbari Temple, Dwarahat, Almora

Delhi

6.

Bara Khamba Cemetery, Delhi

7.

Inchla Wali Gumti, Mubarakpur Kotla

Madhya Pradesh

8.

Rock Inscription, Satna

Maharashtra

9.

Old European Tomb, Pune

10.

One Buruj, Agarkot

Rajasthan

11.

Inscription in Fort, Nagar, Tonk

12.

12th Century Temple, Baran

Uttar Pradesh

13.

Ruins of three small linga temple circle 1000 AD, Ahugi Mirzapur

14.

Three sites with megaliths on the western and north eastern toes of the hill, Chandauli

15.

Tablet on treasury building, Varanasi

16.

Telia Nala Buddhist ruins, Varanasi

17.

A Banyan grove containing traces of ancient building, Amavey, Ballia

18.

Closed Cemetery, Katra Naka, Banda

19.

Gunner Burkill’s Tomb, Mehroni, Lalitpur

20.

Three Tomb, Lucknow-Faizabad Road, Lucknow

21.

Cemeteries at miles 6 and 7, Jahraila Road, Lucknow

22.

Cemetery at Gaughat, Lucknow

23.

Large ruined site called Sandi-Khera, Pali, Shahabad, Hardoi

West Bengal

24.

Ruins of fort, Bamanpukur, Nadia

What Does ASI Do?

  • The Archaeological Survey of India is responsible for archaeological research and the conservation and preservation of cultural monuments in the country.
  • ASI is one of the national survey organisations of India.
  • The Archaeological Survey of India is an attached office of the Ministry of Culture.

- Published/Last Modified on: February 22, 2018

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