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Allahabad Museum, Allahabad

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Introduction Allahabad Museum, Allahabad is one of the best kept and well maintained museums in India. The uniqueness of Allahabad Museum is that it has separate galleries dedicated and devoted to natural history exhibits, archeological findings, art gallery and artifacts donated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. History Allahabad Museum, Allahabad was inaugurated in the year 1947 by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Description Allahabad Museum, Allahabad is proud of and boasts of a huge collection of displays that are scattered across a whopping 18 galleries. The beautiful items that are on display include prehistoric and Indus Valley antiquities, textiles, terracotta, stone sculpture, weapons, bronzes, seals, miniature paintings, Buddhist thanks, medieval land grants and much more. The museum also displays the documents and the personal effects of Nehru and the freedom movement. The other picturesque objects that are exhibited in the Allahabad Museum, Uttar Pradesh include beautiful stone images, lintels and intricately carved temple pillars dating from the 3rd century BC to the 12th century AD. These objects represent and portray important dynasties, both ancient and medieval. The museum also displays antiques from nearly all the well known and renowned schools of sculptures which include Mathura, Gandhara, Sarnath and Kausambi. All said and done, the most interesting and intriguing part of the display consists of the magnificent terracotta collection of this museum. The coin collection of Allahabad Museum in Allahabad in India is also brilliant. The coin collection includes Kushana and Gupta gold coins.

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