Panam among world’s 100 endangered historic sites,former capital of the state of Bengal
The New York-based World Monument Fund included Panam Nagar, which is of significant archaeological and artistic interest, located some 30 kilometres northeast of the capital, in its 2006 World Monuments Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites.
‘A lack of sufficient funding has led to a crisis in efforts to preserve the monuments and structures of the Sonargaon historic complex,’ pointed out the global organisation, whose goal is the preservation and maintenance of monuments and structures of historical significance.
‘Most of Sonargaon’s masonry buildings suffer from rising damp while biological and insect damage has affected the architectural woodwork.
‘As the former capital of the state of Bengal, Sonargaon chronicles a broad sweep of Bangladeshi history, from the rise of the Sultanate dynasties to the period of British colonial rule, which is evident in the style of architecture.’
‘Monuments and structures of Panam, built blending the Indo-European architectural styles, reflect the socio-economic condition and lifestyle of merchants and the elite class in the British colonial period,’
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Photo taken in Panam Nogor, Sonargaon, Bangladesh
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