With an aim to preserve the antiquities found during exploration and excavation in and around the area of Vaishali, the Archaeological Survey of India set up an Archaeological Museum in Vaishali in 1971. The museum is consists of four galleries. The first one displays the terracotta objects like human figurines, Durga, Naigamesha, a plaque of Buddha, mother and child, another plaque showing an image of Bodhisattva and a female figure. Besides these, stone Chhatravali, moulded bricks and brick tiles are also present here. Some of the important exhibits in the second gallery are terracotta figurines of ram, elephant, horse, bull, dog, monkey, birds, snake hood, seals and sealing, wheel, rattle, dabber, beads, toilet pan of terracotta, copper punch-marked and cast coins, etc. the third gallery displays potsherds of NBP and PGW, objects like antler, bone, bangle, arrowheads, iron and copper implements like knife, nail, bell, etc. The exhibits like earthenware such as a bowl, dish, miniature vessel, vase, lamp, inkpot, lid bell, sprinkler and spout etc. are displayed in the fourth gallery.
Archaeological Museum, Archaeological Survey of India, Vaishali, District Vaishali, Bihar
Monsoon : Maximum: 30°C, Minimum: 23°C
Summer : Maximum: 47°C, Minimum: 28°C
Winter : Maximum: 28°C, Minimum: 4°C
Recommended Season to Visit : Winters (October to March)
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