Archaeological Museum


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Archaeological Museum Overview

Ranked 9 of 19 sightseeing in Medak

The Archaeological Museum in the Kondapur town of Medak District is a popular attraction. This museum exhibits artefacts that were found during excavations conducted at this site. A wide collection of antiquities excavated between 1940 and 1942 has been displayed at the museum.

The excavated material and artefacts displayed at the museum include items belonging to the Satavahana dynasty and few Buddhist structures. Henry Cousens, the famous archaeologist, was the first person to explore the site in the early 19th century.

The site was later excavated by the Indian Government in 1940. The huge collection of discovered artefacts and antiques was kept in the museum established by the state government. The museum came under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in 1952.

The museum is segregated into a central hall and two galleries. The main hall of the museum has antiquities, such as terracotta figurines, pottery and objects made from bones and shells. Metal objects, pendants, talismans, beads, inscribed pottery and coins are other artefacts displayed in the museum.

A wide collection of construction material, such as brick tiles, designed panels, sharpening stones and moulded bricks, found during excavations has also been exhibited here.The gold coin of the Roman Emperor Augustus, belonging to the period between 37 BC and 14 AD, was unearthed from the region.

About a dozen silver coins, some beads, 50 lead coins, broken pieces of bangles of terracotta and glass imprinted with designs are showcased at the museum. Couple of sculptures, a standing idol of Lord Vishnu, a Buddhapada and two inscribed storage jars are some of the other attractions displayed in the museum.

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