The archaeological museum of Vijaypura (present day-Bijapur) was established as a district museum in the year 1892 and was later developed as a site museum in 1982. The museum is located in an architectural design called Naqquar Khana (Trumpet House) of the Gol Gumbaz complex. It is an Adilshahi architectural style with elevated platforms and lofty arches raised over piers. The museum comprises six galleries, of which three are on the ground floor and the rest three on the first. The first and second gallery exhibits Brahmanical and Jain sculptures respectively. The third one displays inscriptions of Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic and Kannada languages with a variety of calligraphy. While arms, weapons, and other metal wares are on the display in the fourth gallery, the fifth one shows the miniature painting, carpets, smaller metal objects. The last gallery i.e. the sixth one exhibits China porcelain wares, Arabic and Persian manuscript. Apart from these, manuscripts from Holy Quran and photo enlargement of Adilshahi miniatures are some of the other major attractions in the museum. The museum also houses articles that date back from 6th to 18th century AD.
Archaeological Museum, Archaeological Survey of India, Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur, Karnataka 586101
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