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Auddy Bagan Basti, Behala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700034, India

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State Archaeological Museum houses rarest collections ranging from proto-historic antiquities from Burdwan to terracottas, sculptures, stone and stucco from the Gupta, Maurya, Sunga, Kushan, Pala and Mediaeval times. It was established in Calcutta in 1962 and houses tools of the Early, Middle and the Late Stone Ages.

The museum shop also sells several card-sets and other publications and other useful souvenirs. The activities of this Archaeological museum includes  explorations and excavations of historical sites.There is also a section on ‘Historical Art’ opened in 1963 which displays large number of old terracottas, bronzes, wood-carvings, textiles and manuscripts.

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