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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  • One of the best places to visit for teenagers. The place is very good and knowledgeable. Love the place very much.  more »
  • For a relatively religiously-challenged person like myself, this well organized, clean, and attractive museum was a real treat. The rooms were either Buddhist or Hindu in emphasis, and the numerous st...  more »
  • A nice Museum to visit, with rooms dedicated to different religions, very beautiful statues, to visit.
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