Government Museum, Gulbarga

The twin domed -structures on the Sedam road, Gulbarga, were renovated for housing the regional Museum. The Museum is now one of the important institutions, in the area, because it has one of the most valuable collections of early art of Karnataka. The site of Sannati in Chittapur taluka was discovered in 1965 and from surface explorations at this site a very rich collection of antiquities has been made including terracotta figurines, coins, stone sculptures and inscriptions. All these antiquities definitely prove the existence of Buddhism in this part of Kamataka. In the site itself there are monumental evidences such as the remains of Buddhist Stupas. These antiquities, on comparative evidence can be dated from 1st century B.C., to 1st Century A.D. Therefore, the regional museum at Gulbarga is of great importance. Besides these valuable antiquities, the Museum also has a collection of coins, pre-historic tools etc.

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