This Archaeological Museum is situated on a small hill, located at a distance of 1 km from the ancient mound of Kotagadda in the east and Kondapur village in the Medak district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh in the south. This museum has an extensive range of old artifacts discovered during the excavations between 1940 and 1942. This museum comprises a main hall and two galleries in enclosed corridors. In the central hall, there are a large number of ancient relics such as pottery, terracotta figures, bone and shell relics, metal artifacts, talismans, pendants, beads, inscribed pottery antiques, coins, brick tiles, sharpening stones, molded bricks and designed panels. In the other galleries, pre-historic accessories and ancient fossils are on display. Apart from these periodic materials, there are some sculptures which include a Buddhapada and two inscribed jars. A Buddhapada is a standing picture of four-handed Vishnu carved on a door jamb. This museum also houses a number of ancient silver and lead coins. It also has a gold coin of the Roman Emperor Augustus, which was discovered in Kondapur. This coin was used as a currency in the period between 37 BC and 14 AD.
Archaeological Museum, Archaeological Survey of India, Kondapur 502306 District Medak, Andhra Pradesh
Monsoon : Maximum: 33 °C, Minimum: 31 °C
Summer : Maximum: 39 °C, Minimum: 24 °C
Winter : Maximum: 29 °C, Minimum: 14 °C
Recommended Season to Visit : Winter Season (October - February)
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