Vaishali Museum, Vaishali

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The Vaishali museum displays antiques found during the excavation of ancient Vaishali. Established by the Archaeological Survey of India in the 1971, the museum showcases prized possessions of a Buddha Sculpture belonging to Pala period in which he is adorned with a beautiful crown, splendid necklaces and other ornaments.

There is a remarkable headless sculpture of Buddha in bhumisparsha mudra. Among the exhibits is an extraordinary collection of antiques by a local villager which belongs to the pre-independence era. These were donated to the museum.

Sculptures of Vishnu and Uma Shankar are present in the museum and there are figures of human beings and animals like monkeys, snakes, horse bulls etc. The museum has over 2000 antiques showcasing the medieval cultures and the reign of Mauryas, Guptas, Kushanas and Sanga.

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