The Andhra Pradesh State Museum was established by the third Nizam in the city of Hyderabad. The museum offers an incredible insight into the rich and magnificent historical past of the city. The Museum was opened in the year 1928 and was built on the lines of Indo-Saracenic style that speaks high volumes of the artistic splendor of the times. The museum is built within the Public Gardens and received hundreds of curious visitors every day.
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The State Museum has a gallery that showcases the life of Buddha and his disciples. In fact, there is an amazing antique collection on display in the gallery that is believed to belong to the times of Lord Buddha. The Museum has chambers built inside; each chamber represents the different phases of human civilization. Each chamber houses a collection of items from a specific period of time. There are also galleries dedicated to Hindu as well as Jain religions. The galleries have items that show the structuring of the two religions along with the advancing times. There are also items that hold religious importance.