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Priceless Collections at Amaravati Archeological Museum

Archeological Museum in Amaravati
Archeological Museum in Amaravati
The ancient and historical town of Amaravati located on the banks of the Krishna River in Andhra Pradesh was once the capital of Satavahana kingdom. During those times the city was regarded as a major center of Buddhist Art and Culture. The fine collection of Buddhist art and artifacts at the Amaravati Museum reflects the rich historical of the 2000 year old settlement and its adjoining areas.

Visitors interested in knowing about the archeological and historical importance of Amaravati will definitely get stunned by having a glimpse of the fabulous collection of antiquities that have been collected from various Buddhist sites in Andhra Pradesh. The rare artifacts are showcased in the three galleries of the museum. Majority of the collections on exhibit dates back to the period from 3rd century B.C. to 12th century A.D.

Major tourist attraction at Amaravati Museum includes a gold necklace from Gummadiduru, several caskets, Bone relics and gold flowers. Other that that, the museum houses an inscribed relief of Buddha along with two Buddha images from Gummadiduru, coins, beads, terracotta pottery, exquisite sculptures,  stone wheel from Liongarajapalli, sculpted Limestone panels from Dharanikota , pillars and much more. The top draw at the museum is the tall and elegant bronze statue of Lord Buddha which probably belongs to the 8th century A.D.

Timings:

The Amaravati Museum is open on all days except Fridays from 10 am till 5 pm.

Contact:

Assistant Superintending Archaeologist,
Archaeological Museum, Archaeological Survey of India,
Amaravati- 522 022 District Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
Ph: 08645-255225