Bodu beru, literally meaning “big drum”, is one of the oldest surviving aspects of Dhivehi culture and is a popular tourist attraction for those visiting the Maldives. It is a tradition thought to have brought to the islands by African slaves who travelled with their masters from the Arabian Peninsula according historians.
Malé Hukuru Miskiy or Malé Friday Mosque is an ancient decorated mosque located in the city of Malé, Kaafu Atoll, Maldives. The mosque was originally constructed in 1658 AD under the reign of Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar I and was constructed mostly out of coral stone. The building is surrounded by a 17th-century cemetery, whose coral stone headstones are intricately and uniquely carved. The site also includes a coral stone minaret. Hukuru Miskiy (Friday Mosque) has a perimeter of 199 ft.