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Archaeology museum at Eluru

  • Published
    28th Apr, 2022
Context

The Archaeology and Museums Department of Andhra Pradesh has built a museum in Eluru, where nearly 400 artefacts dating back to the early historic period (from 6th Century BC to 4th Century BC) to the 19th Century AD will be displayed. 

About

About the museum at Eluru:

  • The Union Ministry of Culture granted ?3.75 crore under the ‘Upgradation of Museums Scheme’ for the ?5-crore project in Eluru town.
  • The museum was built on a 2,000 square-yard campus.
  • The museum is likely to be opened on May 18, marking the International Museums Day.
  • Nearly 400 artefacts have been collected from Kurnool, Rudramkota, Nellore, Guntur, Vijayawada, Kakinada, Rajamahendravaram and Eluru.
  • The artefacts include tools, sculptures, manuscripts, copper inscriptions, bronze coins, weapons and oil paintings from the 18thand 19th Century AD.
  • In the Buddhism section, the Ayaka pillars and other remnants collected from Vutluru and Pinakadimi in the Godavari region will be displayed. 
  • A red-stone mandapa shed found at Kotadibba in Eluru is one of the attractions in the museum.
  • The museum is equipped with digital facilities that will give the visitors a virtual experience.

Museums in India:

  • Having museums is a global concept that’s common to every country. It narrates the story of the past and showcases how the humanity has evolved in hundreds of years.
  • India displays an extensive bouquet of resources that sheds light on its rich culture and heritage of the past.
  • Their significance is profound as it helps preserve objects and materials of cultural, historical and religious importance and showcases it to public in an intriguing manner that piques interest, offers amusement, and is indispensable for research and educational purposes.
  • Museums in India in house a large collection Indian sculptures and objects of cultural, historical and religious importance to gaze upon.
  • Some of the important museums in India are:
  • Allahabad Museum, Prayagraj
    • Indian Museum, Kolkata
    • Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal
    • National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata
    • National Museum Institute, New Delhi
    • Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad
    • Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata
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