(Last Updated on : 10-01-2009)
Bijapur, an important district in the state of Karnataka is well known for its great historical monuments built during the Adil Shahi dynasty. Earlier known as Vijayapura during the 10th-11th centuries by the Chalukyas of Kalyani, Bijapur got its name by the late 13th century.
As a district of historical importance, Bijapur houses an Archaeological Museum. It was established in the year 1892 with an idea to preserve the antiquities of the period of Adil Shahi. Today it is a showhouse of Kannada Devangiri, Arabic and Persian inscriptions, stone sculptures and the armoury, porcelain, chinaware, coins, miniature paintings, manuscripts and carpets of Adil Shahi.
People who are interested to visit the museum may come between 10am to 5pm except on Fridays.