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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  • A bit far from Varanasi noisy and dirty, this small museum can be visited after the visit of the archaeological site. The place is rich in sculptures and objects, very nice
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  • good place and good musuem i love this museuem gud security and gud staff very big area i love my country  more »
  • Museum rich in archaeological finds dating from about 4-6 century Buddha and Hindu temples. Many of the exhibits and some gold jewelry. To better help us understand a story for me at least complicated, such as that of Hinduism and Buddhism. Air conditioning making it a pleasant visit. You will need forbids taking and even mobile phones to store in a safety box.
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