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Archaeological Museum (Sanchi)

Archaeological Museum (Sanchi)

Archaeological Museum, Sanchi, Archaeological Museum, Sanchi historical, Archaeological Museum, Sanchi travelLike most site Museums in India, this one also owes its genesis to an English general accidentally stumbling upon some ancient ruins around 1818. Eventual archaeological explorations revealed one of the richest sculptural finds of Buddhist heritage. The original stupa was ongoing here by Emperor Ashoka.

Successive generations continued to renovate and embellish the original brick stupa with elegantly sculpted stone. This period of superb creativity stretched between 3rd century AD, blending Hindu and Buddhist styles and building a complex of stupa, temples, monasteries, etc. that remains unparalleled in the excellence of the form and beauty of detailed.

There is a lion capital of an Ashoka pillar here very similar to the one found in Sarnath, the latter now the emblem of India. Other notable sculptures found here include statues of the Buddha, several bodhisattavas and early Hindu Period statues of Ganesh, Mahishasuramardini among others.

Timing : 9.00 am to 5.00 pm 
Open on all days.

 

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