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Maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India, Sanchi site museum is one of the popular places to visit at Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh state of India. The museum showcases the ancient artifacts such as metal objects used by monks and the lion capital of the Ashok pillar that were mostly discovered during excavations at Sanchi. Most of the items displayed at the museum belong to 1st to 3rd centuries. Besides that, the other things housed at the museum include pottery, caskets and various parts of gateways or Toranas.
The museum also features the attractive art pieces of Nagaraja, or Snake King, dating back to the 2nd Century BC’s Sunga Period, a very serene Buddha in meditation from the 7th Century AD, and a Gajalaxmi, the Goddess of Wealth, from the 10th century. Many of the sculptures and carvings from the post Buddhist Brahmanical period are showcased at the Sanchi site museum.
Situated in Madhya Pradesh this archeological museum can be visited on all the days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on Fridays. Get down to this fabulous Sanchi site museum and get to see the eye catching items from the past.