Location of Archaeological Museum of Vaishali
Archaeological Museum of Vaishali is located near Kharauna tank. The Government of India set up the museum in 1971.
Collections of Archaeological Museum of Vaishali
Archaeological Museum of Vaishali contains various types of terracotta, seals and sealing, beads of semi-precious stones, punch marked and cast coins, pins and styli of bone, antimony rods of copper, balls of stone, terracotta and ceramic specimens, which were either excavated or collected from the nearby places. There are four galleries in the museum.
Galleries of Archaeological Museum of Vaishali
The first gallery of Archaeological Museum of Vaishali contains moulded bricks and brick tiles terracotta elements of human figure, Naigamesha, mother and child, Durga, images of Bodhisattva, a female figure etc. Terracotta of ram, elephant, horse, bull, dog, monkey, birds, snake hood, seals and sealing, wheel, rattle, dabber, beads are preserved in the second gallery. The third gallery houses objects like bone, antler, arrowheads, bangle, iron and copper implements like knife, nail, bell, etc. The fourth has a huge collection of pottery objects including bowl, dish, miniature vessel, vase, lamp, inkpot, lid bell, sprinkler and spout etc. Archaeological Museum of Vaishali also houses potsherds of NBP and PGW which include bangles, arrowheads, bones etc. Other than these, the museum displays iron and copper instruments like knife, nail, bell etc in the third gallery. The museum is open on all days from 10 am to 17 pm except on Fridays.
Tourism with Archaeological Museum of Vaishali
The tourists and people who are interested in exploring the history of the region often visit this museum. Findings like human figurines, plaque of Buddha, Naigamesha, mother-child, Durga, Bodhisattva plaques are important for history writing and full exploration of Vaishali.
Archaeological Museum of Vaishali is located in the main city of Vaishali, Bihar. The museum, closed on Friday, has hundreds of other antiques to show including the terracotta figurines of bull, dog, monkey, ram, elephant, horse, birds, snake hood, seals and sealing, wheel, rattle, dabber, beads, toilet pan of terracotta, copper punch marked and cast coins, etc.
(Last Updated on : 30-03-2016)
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