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Museums of Uttar Pradesh


The museum boasts a splendid collection of objects centred in the arts of Avadh and the customs, habits and mythology of India. Some of its main attractions are a inscribed wine jar bearing the name of Aurangzeb Alamgir from the 17th century, a jade chamakali with the name ‘Jahangir’ from 1036 A.D., and a wooden sarcophagus dating back to 1000 B.C. The museum also has rare silver and gold coins, Egyptian mummies and a statue of Saraswati, dating back to the 2nd century A.D.


The museum is a treasure trove of sculpture, coins, terracotta, inscribed bricks, pottery pieces, clay seals and bronze objects.


The Allahabad museum has an impressive collection from the Maurya, Sunga, Kushan and Gupta periods, It also hosts sculptural masterpieces from the early medieval period.

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