Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Great Indian Museum in Kolkata.

Ancient India vis-à-vis Modern Science.'s photo.The Great Indian Museum in Kolkata.
The Indian Museum (Bengali: ভারতীয় যাদুঘর) is the largest and oldest museum in India and has rare collections of antiques, armour and ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies, and Mughal paintings. It was founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in Kolkata (Calcutta), India, in 1814. The founder curator was Dr Nathaniel Wallich, a Danish botanist.
Standing in the heart of the Calcutta city near on the Jawaharlal Street, this mammoth building... has a case filled with surprises and the old age documentaries. Welcome to a place where the dinosaurs stand in silence and the paintings wait to have a chat. It seems as if you are entering a huge Castle with the old age coming out from all the corners. Its a feeling which one can experience only if he/she is here.
The Calcutta Indian Museum has been divided into six sections - Archeology, anthropology, geology, zoology, industry and art. All of them have a special place, as they have the uniqueness of being there. It takes at least 3 DAYS to see the entire Museum.
Ancient India vis-à-vis Modern Science.'s photo.Ancient India vis-à-vis Modern Science.'s photo.Ancient India vis-à-vis Modern Science.'s photo.Anthropology Section : The Mohenjodaros, Harrapans reside here. The coins, clothings, gateway of Buddha Stupa, and the 4000 yrs old Egyptian Mummy stand tall here, telling the stories of the past. Its a place which takes you ages back.

» Geological Section : Meteoroids, building stones, fossils, rocks and minerals cover this area. There are 8,000 of them giving a call. There is a portion dealing with fossils and taxidermy.
» Zoological Section : Fish, reptiles, mammals, reptiles and skeleton of mammoth (Don't forget to see the huge skeleton of the real dinosaur which covers the entire room and is the main attraction).
» Industrial Section : Cottage industry, medicine, forestry, agriculture - botanical specimens of all these can be found here.
» Art Gallery : It contains Indian and Persian style paintings and silken Tibetan temple banners.
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