Dedigama Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum of Dedigama
The Archaeological Museum of Dedigama, Sri Lanka is one of the Regional Museums Administered by the Department of Archaeology. The museum can be reached by traveling along the Nelundeniya - Galapitamada road (B540) about a 4 km distance from the Nelundeniya junction.

Established in 1954, the Dedigama museum is said to be the first regional museum of the Archaeological Department (Rambukwella, 2014).

The museum preserves a collection of items discovered mainly from the excavations done at Dedigama Kota Vehera (Rambukwella, 2014). Artifacts that are being exhibited include stone creations/tools, inscriptions, metal creations, and statues, etc. In addition to them, antiquities belonging to the reign of Parakramabahu I (1153-1186 A.D.) which were received from certain places such as Panduwasnuwara and Kegalle are also exhibited in the museum.

Archaeological Museum of Dedigama
1) Rambukwella, M.W.C.N.K., 2014. Heritage representation in culturally diverse societies: a case study of the Colombo National Museum in Sri Lanka (Doctoral dissertation, School of Museum Studies). p.418.

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