Archaeological Museum, Varanasi

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See the famous four-lions pillar of Ashoka featured on Indian flag at Archaeological Museum, the oldest site museum in the country. Established in 1910, the museum houses the findings and excavations at the Sarnath archeological site. Five galleries and two verandahs feature nearly 7,000 sculptures and artifacts with a particularly good collection of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas images. In addition to the 2,260 years old sandstone pillar, you can admire a seated 5th century seated Buddha, cross-legged with a halo, or a life-size image of a standing Bodhisattva with a lotus. Explore the open-air section of pillar bases and sculptures set in well-maintained gardens. Plan my trip to Varanasi with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • I highly recommend this collection of different stone sculptures, but most of all for the great Ashoka capital of such importance to the idea of India as an ancient nation - indelibly related to the b...  more »
  • It has various ancient objects from the Buddhist arts, images of Hindu Gods and etc. It consists of the five galleries and two varandah. It opens at 10.00 am in the morning till 5.00 pm in the evening...  more »
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